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Scripture:  Mark 13:24-37 Today we begin the Advent season. Advent is a season of expectancy and an opportunity to prepare for the Christmas celebration. This season invites us into the ancient longing that God would send a Savior, the promised Messiah. Advent also reminds us that we must be alert for Jesus’ Second and Final…

Finding Christ by Serving the Needy

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 25:31-46 Today, we celebrate the end of the liturgical year with the feast of Christ, the King. We will reflect upon what this Gospel reading tells us about Christ, the King, who rules over all.  When we understand the King we serve, then we can appreciate the judgments He makes. We will also…

Grow to your Full Potential

Scripture: Matthew 25:14-30 NIV Today, I want to remind us all of the truth that we sometimes forget. God expects you and me to reach our fullest potential as we grow and produce fruit according to the resources He gives to us. This principle is at the forefront of our gospel reading today, the Parable…

Celebrating Our Victors

Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2 CEB Today we celebrate All Saints Day, a Christian celebration that was introduced back in the 8th century. This is a day when we remember Christians who have gone before us and honor them for their faith in Jesus. We also express our gratitude for how their faith has influenced us for…

Jesus, Love, and the Law

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 22: 34 – 46 When Pastor Jose asked me to share the message with you this week, he sent me the reading from the liturgical schedule, and after reading it, I actually became pretty excited about what I was reading.  So I went back and reread all of chapters 21, 22, and 23,…

Jesus, Our Cornerstone!

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 21:33-46 In our Scripture passage today, Jesus presents a parable directed toward the chief priests and elders in Jerusalem. In so doing, Jesus gives these religious leaders a second chance to understand the depth of their hypocrisy and hard-heartedness. Without such an understanding, they cannot receive Him or His mission. The Parable of…

A Call to Build Unity

Scripture: John 17:18-26 CEB We learn from this passage, this prayer, that unity is of utmost importance to Jesus. As His followers, we are invited into the unity Jesus experiences with His Father. From within this relationship, we can then build unity with one another. Of course, this is easier said than done. Pursuing unity…

God Gives Us Second Opportunities

Scripture: Matthew 21:23-32 NIV In our passage today, we find Jesus teaching in the temple courts in Jerusalem. When the chief priests and elders question His authority to do so, Jesus perceives that they have hard hearts. They hold a grudge against Jesus, probably due to how popular He had become with the crowds. The…