Messages from January 2020
Division. It’s been a problem from the very beginning. Factions and allegiances take center stage when Jesus should be our focus… not my focus, but our focus. All of us. Together. In today’s scripture reading, 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, Paul urges the church at Corinth to be of the same mind and the same purpose and not let division rule the day.
Paul’s first letter to the church at Corinth is written to a church that is struggling with division. In the lectionary text for today (1 Corinthians 1:1-9), Pastor Wayne reviews how Paul reminds the people who he is and whose they are. This marks the beginning of our sermon series, “Somos del Señor – We belong to God” that will take us through to February 16. Please note: we apologize for the hum in the background that is affecting the…
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17, NRSV) Baptism… being adopted into the family of God, the family where Christ is our brother and we are beloved children. This morning we come to the waters to remember our baptism. We come to remember the promises that we made in our vows before God at baptism or at confirmation.
In today’s sermon, Pastor Wayne looks at the Epiphany text: Matthew 2:1-12. What did the “three kings of (the) orient” see that the Jewish people who were desperately looking for a Messiah miss? How do we miss seeing the Savior in our midst?