In the story of the Transfiguration, Jesus is changed and the disciples are astounded. The voice from heaven says “this is my son, the beloved, listen to him!” Our scritpures this morning are 2 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; and Mark 9:2-9. What does is mean to “listen to Jesus?” Join us in this service of worship from Transfiguration Sunday 2021, February 14.
This morning, we continue in the first chapter of Mark’s Gospel. Simon takes Jesus and the disciples home for a meal following the Sabbath service where Jesus taught with authority and exorcised a demon from a man. As they arrive, Simon tells them that his mother-in-law is sick. Jesus, without hesitation, goes to the woman, takes her by the hand, and instantly she is healed of her illness. She then immediately begins to serve them. Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne…
What does “teaching with authority” have to do with demons? Join us for worship this morning and see. Our texts are Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Psalm 111; and Mark 1:21-28. Evil is active in our world today. However it is overcome by the light of Christ that shines in us. Take authority in Jesus’ name and banish the evil around us.
What was it about Jesus that attracted the disciples to the point that when he said, “follow me,” they dropped everything and followed him immediately? What prevents us from doing that today? Join us this morning as Pastor Wayne explores following Jesus on this third Sunday after the Epiphany. Our scriptures are Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Psalm 62:5-12; and Mark 1:14-20.
Our Scriptures on this 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany are 1 Samuel 3:1-10; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18; and John 1:43-51. In the sermon, “Anything Good?” Pastor Wayne looks at the calling that we all recveive as followers of Christ. In a time when the Word of the Lord is rare, may we be open to God’s calling in our life.
Today we celebrate Baptism of the Lord Sunday. Part of the imagery of Baptism is the call to repentance. With the events of the past week in our Nation’s capital, I believe that we need spend some time repenting… both as a nation and as individuals. Repentance doesn’t means saying “I’m sorry, God” for inconsequential things. Repentance is a full 180 degree change in attitude and latitude that refocuses our attention on what is important… and boy do we need…