Author: skipbrecht

Jesus Calms the Storm – February 17, 2019

Psalm 89:1-9, 14-18, Mark 4:35-41February 17, 2019 I would remind you of something I said several years ago.  All throughout the Bible, the people saw “the waters” – the oceans, the waves, the storms – as the most powerful force

Ruffling Feathers – February 10, 2019

Isaiah 42:5-13, Mark 2:13-22February 10, 2019 You know what this expression means – “Ruffling Feathers.”  I could also have used, “Making Waves,” “Stirring the Pot,” or even “Rubbing the wrong way.”  This is the story of how Jesus began to

The Rightful King – February 3, 2019

Psalm 103:1-14, Mark 1:29-45February 3, 2019

Teaching with Authority – January 27, 2019

Mark 1:21-28January 27, 2019 This story for today takes place twenty or so years after the one Mr. Harold had us look at last week. That was the story of Jesus as a boy in the Temple in Jerusalem.  Here, we

Through the Waters – January 13, 2019

Mark 1:1-11January 13, 2019 “Rites of Passage.” You’ve heard that term, I’m sure. We humans are big on those things! They are common to all societies. Think about it.  Primitive tribes are known to have their ordeals for a child becoming an adult.  Our

A Light to the Gentiles – January 6, 2019, Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-3, Matthew 2:1-12January 6, 2019

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The Dedication of Jesus – December 30, 2018

Luke 2:22-38December 30, 2018

Wonderment – Christmas Eve, 2018

Luke 2:8-14Christmas Eve, 2018 This is the story we think of most as the “quintessential” Christmas story.  And not just because we all hear the voice of Linus speaking these words, as he was explaining to Charlie Brown “what Christmas

My Soul Magnifies the Lord – December 23, 2018, the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:39-45December 23, 2018 This passage for today is what has been called “The Song of Mary.” It’s also been called “The Magnificat.” Maybe you’ve heard that term before. It comes from the Latin word Mary first sings, “My soul magnifies the