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March 10, 2019 – The First Sunday in Lent – Why Tell Us This?

Matthew 18:15-35 Sometimes we get wrapped up in the parables. We think about the symbolism, and spend our time trying to figure out what they mean. We spend a lot of time figuring out who we are, who God is, what the metaphor is about, and what it means. We sometimes get so wrapped up in figuring out what the parables mean…

Community Lenten Services

Each year, the churches of the Marion Ministerial Alliance gather together in worship. This year, the theme is “My Journey” as we hear from the pastors of our area, several who are new to the community, about their faith journey and how God got them here. We gather at 5:30 pm for a soup dinner,…

March 3, 2019 -Transfiguration Sunday – The Previews

Matthew 16:24–17:8 Passion prediction, bearing the cross, Transfiguration (Psalm 41:7-10) This passage is really all about the previews. This is what’s coming, people. Coming soon to a theater near you… These previews are approved for all audiences… Take up your cross and follow, has become a byword, and a slogan. Things are just our cross to bear. Listen to more than the…

February 10, 2019 – The Fifth Sunday After Epiphany – Filters

Matthew 7:1-14, 24-29 Speck in the eye, narrow gate, wise man builds house on rock (Psalm 37:16-18) Lots of stuff going on here. Almost too much, to be honest. Judge not, logs and specks, pearls before swine, holy to the dogs. Ask, seek, find, Good gifts. Golden Rule. Narrow gate, wide road to destruction. I think we can find one or two…

February 3, 2019 The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany – Not like That!

Matthew 6:7-21 [25-34] Lord’s prayer, treasure in heaven and/or Matt 6:25-34, Lilies of the field (Psalm 20:7) The Lord’s prayer is something that many of us have burned into our memories. Church schools have it on their list of things to be memorized by the end of first grade. And so, we know the prayer itself. What we don’t quite seem to…