Come and See – The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

John 1:43-51 Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael “…Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.’ 46 Nathanael said to him, ‘Can anything… Read More

Trust is Hard – The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Abba, Father – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

dear god and father be with us today may your word go out for the purpose for which you’ve sent it and may not return to you empty plow up our hearts today lord especially mine as we look into your word to understand you your son jesus and your holy spirit i ask this in the name of our lord and savior jesus… Read More

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How do We Measure Discipleship?

A Big Question on Discipleship How many of us feel we are really hitting it out of the park in our Christian growth? I think most of us don’t. And if we did, that might in fact be a bad thing. Nevertheless, most of us Christians tend to live with a gnawing sense of constant failure, insecurity, and self-consciousness. If we are truly growing… Read More

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What is True Discipleship?

What is True Discipleship? What is true discipleship? The question sounds obvious at best. But that is precisely the slippery little problem of discipleship in the modern church. Discipleship SHOULD BE clear; it should be obvious, it should be so well understood by the Church that its definition can be taken for granted. The difficulty is that in reality, true discipleship is in fact… Read More

+ The Gospel is not hard to understand, but living the way Jesus called us to live presents an entirely different challenge.

Why the Gospel is Simple – Not Easy

WHY THE GOSPEL IS SIMPLE—NOT EASY The simplicity of the Gospel message can be summed up in the two great commandments.  The first comes from Deuteronomy 6:5 “and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might” Jesus then says (Matt. 22:37–39) that the second is like unto it, “you shall love… Read More

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Why Do I Need the Church?

Let’s face it. We live in a culture where going to “church” has come to be seen as archaic or outmoded. As I talk to people around New England, ironically I find very few who question God’s existence. In fact “spirituality” is on the rise.   “Nobody wants to think of themselves as religious anymore.“ When people hear that I am a minister, I often… Read More