A Little Grace to Dispel the Storm

When people in the ancient stories crossed water, they were moving from something into something new – liberation, new mission, new creation. As the disciples move across the sea with Jesus, they are struck by a storm that interrupts there journey. But Jesus is there with them in the boat, and it is Jesus who invites them to greater understanding and faith. As we walk through the pandemic, do we recognize Jesus with us, or do we complain that he is asleep in the stern. … More A Little Grace to Dispel the Storm

“Listen to Him”

When Jesus began to make his way up the mountain, Peter joins him, along with James and John, the sons of Zebedee. They stood with Jesus at the top and looked back over all that had happened, remembered being called become his followers. And now, as the stand at the top of the precipice, they look across the valleys ahead to Jerusalem. What will happen? Where was Jesus leading them?

Have you wondered where Jesus is leading you? Listen to him. … More “Listen to Him”

“Come and see!”

Jesus says to them, “Come and see!.” “Come and see,” captures a primary message of John’s Gospel: If you want to know the word made flesh, come and see Jesus. If you want to know what love is like, come and see Jesus. If you want to experience God’s glory, to be filled with bread that never perishes, to quench your thirst with living water, to be born again, to abide in love, to behold the light of the world, to experience the way, the truth, and the life, to enter into life everlasting . . . if you want to know God, come and see Jesus. … More “Come and see!”

Welcoming the Refugee and the Beatitudes

We live in a broken and fragile world. It is natural to fear. But, we fear as those who are members of the Jesus movement. We fear as those who follow Jesus and as those who proclaim Jesus as Lord, and that makes all the difference. We fear but we refuse to allow fear to rule our actions and decisions. We fear but we remember Jesus. … More Welcoming the Refugee and the Beatitudes