Category Archive: Pastor’s Message

Inspirational messages from our Pastor

May 05 2011

Jesus Loves the Hell Out of Us

An Eastertide Message John 20:19-31 It was a big day in heaven, with many folks waiting in line at the pearly gates. Peter stood at the entrance checking credentials, making sure each newcomer’s name was in the Lamb’s Book of Life. But there was some confusion, because the numbers weren’t adding up. Heaven was overcrowded, …

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Feb 22 2011

Let Us Also Go – A Message for Lent

“Let us also go, that we may die with him.” — John 11:16 It felt as though they had escaped Judea by the skin of their teeth. Angry crowds planned to stone Jesus; authorities had repeatedly sought his arrest. As they made their way from Jerusalem, more than one disciple experienced longing visions of the …

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Dec 29 2010

Bathed in God’s Grace

Read Matthew 3:13-17. Then imagine yourself in the waters of the Jordan with Jesus at your side. It was time for a bath. That’s what the prophet John was telling us. We were due for a bath not quite like any other. “He’s coming”, the Baptist said. “He’s coming soon. The One we’ve all been …

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Aug 25 2010

Saved (Unstuck) by Who Jesus Is

“And he sought to see Jesus, who he is . . . “ — Luke 19:3 The Gospel lesson for the last Sunday in October is the familiar tale of Zacchaeus. Many of us know from Sunday School that “Zacchaeus was a wee little man, a wee little man was he”. The song was a …

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Apr 12 2010

Spirit-Filled Community

“All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit . . .” — Acts 2:4 Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd, offers us a special Sunday where we can celebrate what it means to be a Spirit-filled community. In addition to observing the birthday of the Christian Church, we will joyously participate in the Rite of Confirmation …

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Feb 18 2010

The Grace of Showing Up

A Message for Holy Week A big part of following Jesus is “showing up”. I know that mere arrival doesn’t sound like much; certainly not brave or dramatic or life-changing. Sometimes the condition that we arrive in is a lot less than we would wish: tired, distracted, depleted. We might question the value of being …

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