The First Plot

Mark 2:23-3:6   There’s a phrase that’s thrown around every now and again.  I’ll hear it in meeting or on television shows, and perhaps I’ll read it in books or articles. It goes like this:  “There’s no place for fill-in-the-blank in fill-in-the-blank.”  You can find any number of ways to fill in those blanks, ranging from minor to significant. There’s … Read More

The First Followers

Mark 1:16-19   Whether or not we realize it, so much of life is all about people.  Whether or not we want to admit it, it’s people that make the world go ‘round. Of course, people get to us.  Too much of people can cause us strife and frustration. We all need those moments of quiet—those moments to be alone … Read More

The First Sermon

Luke 4:16-30   So if you weren’t here last week, you didn’t hear what we’re going to be doing on Sunday mornings for the next several weeks. I mentioned that I so enjoyed exploring the birth and first few days of Jesus during Christmas, I decided we would go ahead and take a look at the rest of His life. … Read More

The First Miracle

John 2:1-12   If you haven’t heard it from me already, welcome to the first Sunday of 2013!  I’m excited for whatever the Lord might hold for us this year. And yet, all at the same time, I still somewhat miss our services during the Christmas season.  I enjoy the way we explore Advent. I love looking at the Old … Read More