Messages from November 2021

Messages from November 2021

Time to Go Home

Happy New Year, Church! Today is the first Sunday in Advent, marking the beginning of a new liturgical year. Advent is a season of preparation for the coming of Messiah. Today, we introduce you to the season and a new series based upon Advent entitled Come Home for Christmas.  When we think of Christmas/Advent, we don’t usually think of an apocalyptic text. Yet, that is what we find in the Gospel for today, Luke 21:25-36. When paired with the Old Testament…

Everyone Who Belongs

Our Scripture this morning is John 18:33-38. We find Jesus face to face with Pilate, the Roman Governor. Pilate has found no reason to hold this man, much less sentence him to death by crucifixion. Pilate asks Jesus if he is King of the Jews, Jesus replies that his kingdom is not of this world. They spar verbally and Pilate finally asks Jesus, “what is truth?” And that is our question for the day: What is truth? Join us as…

Not One Stone

Our text this morning is Mark 13:1-8. Jesus informs the disciples that the Temple that they are admiring will be destroyed… not one stone will be left. And he was right. The Temple was destroyed in 70 C.E. Jesus also goes on to remind them that while there will be wars and disasters, no one should interpret them as a harbinger of the end of time. “No one knows, except the Father, when that time will come.” Join us as…

Everything She Had

Join us as we start a new series this morning: A Life That Matters. Our scripture this morning is Mark 12:38-44. It tells the story of the widow who gave everything that she had as an offering to the God. Some consider this to be an example of stewardship. Pastor Wayne contends it to be an act of commitment that she is all in when it comes to trusting God. One question for us this morning: Are we all in…