October 8: Mark 6:45-56 | About the Loaves… Immediately following the feeding of the five thousand, Jesus’ disciples find themselves straining against the wind and oars to go to the place where Jesus has sent them. He appears to them
October 1: Mark 6:30-44 | The One about the Loaves and Fishes This story ends as the disciple recognize a daunting need: five thousand hungry people. They are tempted to declare the task impossible. Jesus teaches the disciples to take
September 24: Matthew 20:1-16 | Late to the Party “I Deserve” – Brandon McGinnis Jesus tells a parable about a foreman who pays all of his workers the same wage, in spite of the fact that some had worked longer
September 17: Matthew 18:21-35 | Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth “I Forgive” Jesus plunges straight from a discourse on confronting sin in the church to a parable about forgiveness. He underlines the gravity of our failure to forgive with a
September 10: Matthew 18:15-20 | Name Your Poison “No” Jesus instructs the disciple on the importance of naming sin, especially within the life of the church. It may be interesting to note that the “testimony of two or three witnesses”
Sept 3: Matthew 16:21-28 | Get Behind Me Satan “Never” Peter makes the mistake of saying “Never” to Jesus. In particular, he is saying “no” to Jesus’ insistence that the cross is the gate into the coming Kingdom.
August 27: Matthew 16:13-20 | Who Do You Say I Am? “He Is Lord” Peter (again! He seems to do a lot of talking!) Declares his faith in the identity of Jesus. This first and greatest profession of the Christian
August 20: Matthew 14:22-33 | If You Call Me… “I Can” Peter declares that if Jesus calls him, he can walk on water. Speaking God’s power in in our life opens the gates to the impossible.
August 13: Matthew 15:10-28 | IN v.s. OUT “I Disagree” In addition to the saying mentioned above, this passage includes an encounter with a Canaanite woman. This is a startling juxtaposition. Immediately after declaring that our words are what make
August 6: Transfiguration Sunday | Matthew 17:1-8 “No One But Jesus” The story of the Transfiguration communicates to us the unique role of Jesus and his message at the center of our faith.