Posts from September 2017

Posts from September 2017

“LOOK AT THE FIELDS!”

The disciples show up just as Jesus has finished talking to a shady lady at Jacob’s well.  She has gone back to the village with her tale of a man who told her everything she ever did, a man who offered her living water, a man who must indeed be the Messiah, the Christ of God! Pointing to the fields of grain blowing in the breeze, Jesus reminds the disciples of their own…

THE TRIALS OF THE GODLY

In Genesis 37 we are told that the young Joseph, favored son of his father, Jacob, was sold into slavery in Egypt by his own brothers.  The sacred text tells us how faithful Joseph was – to God and everyone around him.  How many 17 year old young men, betrayed and sold by his own brothers, kidnapped by slave-traders, sold into servitude in a land far from home, would…

A NEW SERMON SERIES – THE EPISTLE OF JAMES

James is one of the so-called General Epistles of the New Testament – along with First & Second Peter, First Second & Third John & Jude. James was most likely the first book of the New Testament to be written – around A.D. 45. Two of our Lord’s 12 apostles were named James.  James, the brother of John, was put to death by King Herod very early in the history…

LABOR DAY TO THE LORD

Folks from different walks of life asked John the Baptist how they could show their repentance and faith.   The answers John gave were amazingly simple.  If you’ve got two shirts and someone else has none – then give one away.  Share your extra sandwich with the one who has none.    And those notorious tax collectors or publicans – Jews who worked for the Roman government…