Oh sh…. That’s what came into my mind as the four young children entered the office last night around 5 p.m. asking if Pastor Heather could come out to play. I really wanted to hang out with the musicians in the office, preparing for the Praise Rally on Saturday. Or make phone calls to some … Continue reading Here they come!
Heartburn…today is not about the kind of burn you get after visiting a Popeyes. It is about how it feels to be near the Creator, to know that truth is being told, and it is a truth that brings you great joy. Jesus is not dead but is alive. Why do you look for the … Continue reading Holy Heart Burn
Luke 23:43 You may have heard the term criminal used of the two who hang next to Jesus, but the Greek word, kakourgos is much more condemning. We aren’t talking about someone who makes a mistake or was caught stealing to pay for their drug habit. They are not first offenders nor does Luke suggest … Continue reading Today, you will be with me in Paradise
Luke 9: 37 - 45 Jesus Heals a Boy with a Demon 37 On the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, a great crowd met him. 38 Just then a man from the crowd shouted, “Teacher, I beg you to look at my son; he is my only child. 39 Suddenly … Continue reading Jesus Can
Mark 11: 20 In the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree withered away to its roots. 21 Then Peter remembered and said to him, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree that you cursed has withered.” 22 Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly I tell you, if you say … Continue reading Mountain Moving Prayer
Jesus’ Authority Is Questioned 27 Again they came to Jerusalem. As he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders came to him 28 and said, “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” 29 Jesus said to them, “I will ask … Continue reading Jesus and the Imitation Game
Today we are talking about the last part of Noah’s story, the part with the rainbow. It has been said of NLBCC that we are a “rainbow church” welcoming of everyone who chooses to follow Jesus. And, that is true. But there is a God story in the rainbow that we don’t want to forget, … Continue reading The Bow in the Sky