Author: skipbrecht

“What Are We Waiting For?” – May 19, 2019

II Kings 2:6-12, Acts 1:1-11May 19, 2019 “What are we waiting for?” We usually think of that as an expression of urgency or desire to do something, or maybe even impatience.  Or, it could even be excitement.  Somebody might say, “Would

Back to Normal – May 12, 2019

Psalm 67, John 21:1-14May 12, 2019 I know I’m using a “Hot Button” word today.  And it’s the word “normal.”  There are a lot of questions these days about what is “normal,” or what should be “normal.” And I don’t want

Blessed are Those Who Believe – May 5, 2019

Isaiah 35:1-10, John 20:19-29May 5, 2019 This is another of the Easter Day stories.  John tells us that the first part of this story took place “later that same day,” So it was Easter Day, the day of the Resurrection.  And

On the Road to Understanding – April 28, 2019

Luke 24:13-35, (Mark 16:12-13)April 28, 2019 We’ve been looking at Mark’s account of the life and ministry of Jesus.  So I wanted to include his reference to this story for today. (That’s the part in parentheses.) Mark’s account is much more

Go and Tell – April 21, 2019, Easter Sunday!

Mark 16:1-8April 21, 2019, Easter! The Lord is Risen! This is the event that changed history – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  That’s what we celebrate today!  And hopefully you celebrate that in your own life, too!  And I don’t just

The Coming Kingdom – April 14, 2019, Palm Sunday

Zechariah 9:9-11, Mark 11:1-19April 14, 2019, Palm Sunday

I Am the Resurrection – April 7, 2019, the Fifth Sunday in Lent

John 11:1-4, 17-27, 38-44April 7, 2019 This story is about one of the most powerful miracles Jesus performed here on earth.  It’s perhaps second only to his own resurrection.  But it’s strange, because this story is only told in John’s

The First Commandment – March 31, 2019, the Fourth Sunday in Lent

“The First Commandment” Jeremiah 29:10-14, Mark 12:28-34March 31, 2019 A lot has happened up till this point in Mark’s Gospel – including the Palm Sunday story, which we will revisit in a couple of weeks, of course.  But since last

Whoever is Great Among You – March 24, 2019, the Third Sunday in Lent

Exodus 36:22-28, Mark 10:32-45March 24, 2019 Jesus had “resolutely set his face to go to Jerusalem.”  And that was not just a statement about his travel plans!  It wasn’t just a note on his itinerary.  It was an ominous statement! 

Don’t Stop Believing – March 20, 2019, Wednesday Lenten Service

Hebrews 12:1-2Wednesday Lenten ServiceMarch 20, 2019 When it was first suggested that we use the theme of “Journey” for our Lenten Services, the first thing that came to my mind was the phrase I’m using for the title of this