Jesus’ disciples asked for more faith, but be careful what you ask for because faith brings obligations.
Readings: Philippians 4:4-9; Ps 100; John 6:25-35 Prayers of Thanks Scottish minister Alexander Whyte was known for his uplifting prayers in the pulpit. He always found something for which to be grateful. One Sunday morning the weather was so gloomy that one church member thought to himself, “Certainly the preacher won’t think of anything for […]
Readings: 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Psalm 79:1-9; Luke 16:1-13 The ‘poor’ preacher After worship one Sunday a little boy told the pastor, “When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money.” “Well, thank you,” the pastor replied, “but why?” “Because my daddy says you’re one of the poorest preachers we’ve ever had.” I’m […]
1 Timothy 1:12-17; Psalm 14; Luke 15:1-10 In the spirit of today’s gospel that speaks of shepherds, a short joke for you today: I used to be a Shepherd, but I have no idea how many sheep I had. Kept falling asleep trying to count them. Admittedly, not my best joke, but I try to […]
Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11; Ps 139:1-5, 12-17; Luke 14:25-33 Stephen Blackmore A man went to the doctor for his annual physical checkup. After the doctor had examined the man, he asked “Is there anything else you’d like to discuss today?” The man thought for a moment and said, “Yes, as a matter of fact there […]
Scripture: Luke 14: 1,7-14 Jan Savory Jesus is being watched This morning we won’t find Jesus walking on water or healing someone of leprosy or expounding truth on some mountain or hanging with the down and out crowd. Oddly enough, he is an invited guest at a sabbath meal in the home an important […]
Jesus saw a crippled woman and made her straight again. What is stopping you from straightening up and being all God wants you to be?
Scripture Luke 12:49-59 Jan Savory In today’s passage, Jesus is still on his way to Jerusalem. This is the passage that comes up today as the assigned gospel reading in the three-year lectionary cycle that many denominations share. But when I saw it, my first thought was, really? I’m supposed to preach on division? About […]
This week our guest speaker Reverend Canon Fran Darlington speaks about being prepared for Eventuality
Scripture Luke 12: 13-21 Jan Savory Greed and selfishness Jesus tells a story, it’s about Greed, selfishness, sharing or rather nor sharing A farmer has a bumper crop. Wonderful! he says. Now what shall I do? Oh yes, I’ll tear down these barns and build bigger ones. Then I can store […]