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Running the Race

Hebrew 12:1-3 In 1967 Kathrine Switzer followed her dream and her passion to run in the famous Boston Marathon. She registered for the race. She was given a number. 261. It was, at that moment, just a number. And she began the race. Race official Jock Semple became aware that a woman was running the... Continue Reading →

Spirit of Prophecy

Revelation 19:9-10 When I began seminary, one of my professors said that we should be a "prophetic people" and that one of our goals should be to "preach prophetically" with every sermon. I won't lie to you, that terrified me. Maybe it's because I was born and raised in Appalachia. When people speak of prophets... Continue Reading →

For The Sake of All

2 Corinthians 5:6-15 Paul spent a portion of his life actively persecuting the Church because he felt they were polluting the singular truth of God he understood as a faithful Jew. Then he saw the light. Literally. After that, Paul would spend the rest of his life being persecuted for the Church. Always, in the... Continue Reading →

Fearful Hearts Become Hard

Exodus 5:10-23 As is often the case when outsiders arrive on a nation's soil, fear drives the policies of that nation's leaders. Afraid that the Israelite's growing numbers and prosperity would threaten the Egyptian way of life, Pharaoh orders them into slavery.  Saved from the slaughter of all the Hebrew male children (Pharaoh feared they... Continue Reading →

Liturgy: Feb. 3, 2019

Call to Worship L: All are welcome in the presence of Jesus. Come and hear his gentle voice speaking words of hope to you: "Friend, your sins are forgiven."P: If we have to crawl through the ceiling, we will come to the presence of Jesus. Here we are, Lord! Speak to us!L: Even those the world rejects... Continue Reading →

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