Category Archive: Pastor’s Message

Inspirational messages from our Pastor

Apr 01 2016

Thanks

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to …

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Jan 29 2016

C’Mon

Luke 13:29-35 We were standing in the shade of an olive tree. Jesus was teaching the crowd of people gathered around us, announcing the coming of God’s kingdom, an event that was turning our world upside down. “Some of the people who are last now will be first in God’s attention”, he said, “and some …

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Aug 28 2015

Be Opened

Then looking up to heaven, Jesus sighed and said to the man, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened”. — Mark 7:34 “Be opened”. This is Jesus’ prayer on behalf of God’s beloved; it is his gift to those whose lives have been stifled and closed; it is even Jesus’ personal experience! A man described as having …

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Feb 26 2015

Beautiful Love

John 12:1-8 “Let her be, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.” –John 12:8 “Let her” – Jesus’ words to Judas sound like a reprimand, and, in one way, they are. But they also convey so much more. Mary has done a beautiful thing for Jesus. He and his disciples …

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Dec 27 2014

The Story of a Lifetime

“After three days they found Jesus in the Temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking him questions.” —Luke 2:46 A group of us were gathered in a circle. Preparing for Christmas, we read the birth narrative from Luke’s gospel (Luke 2:1-20) with considerable energy and attention. We imagined Joseph and Mary’s arduous …

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Nov 26 2014

Are You the One, or Shall We Look for Another?

Matthew 11:2-11 Is Jesus really the “Coming One”, or shall we look for another? This is the kind of question that has been brought to me countless times over a quarter century in ministry: Where is Jesus in the midst of my difficult circumstances? Where is God’s deliverance in a world that can be as …

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