Let It Shine

May 26, 2019/Revelation 21:10; 21:22-22:5 Last week we examined the earlier verses of Revelation, chapter 21.  We began to explore John’s vision of the new Jerusalem – the new heaven and the new earth coming out of heaven from God.  And we talked about how, in this Holy City, we will live in company with… Read More Let It Shine

The Holy City

May 19, 2019/Revelation 21:1-6 We’re stepping out into dangerous territory over the next three weeks.  Dangerous, because we’re diving into the climactic ending of the final book of the Bible, the Revelation to John – also known as the Apocalypse. This book is problematic for us Presbyterians because it has been hijacked by popular culture,… Read More The Holy City

Plain Talk

May 12, 2019/John 10:22-30 Our text this morning from the Gospel of John moves us backwards in time.  Perhaps it’s a little confusing today – four weeks out from Easter Sunday and rolled back stones and resurrection appearances – to be watching Jesus stroll through the Temple and be challenged by the folks around him… Read More Plain Talk

Call Me by Name

April 21, 2019/Easter Sunday John 20:1-18 Wasn’t it enough, seeing his agony on the cross – the thorny crown stabbing his brow, the nails piercing his feet and hands, the blood and water pouring from his side? The pain of those hours haunts me still, his wretched words – “I am thirsty” – and quenched… Read More Call Me by Name

Dirty Feet

April 18, 2019/Maundy Thursday John 13:1-35   I would be horrified, if He walked up the center aisle right now, towel tied around his waist basin of water in his hands and knelt at my feet my feet with the two dots of leftover polish on each big toe, the cracked heels and dry soles.… Read More Dirty Feet