Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Morning Worship, 5/20/12

Does your behavior change when no one is watching?  In today’s passage from John, the resurrected Jesus appears to his disciples.  They tell Jesus, face to face, that they love him.  He says, “If you really love me, you’ll feed my sheep when I’m gone.”  Soon enough, Jesus will leave this world and his ministry to the disciples, and he wants to know if they’re committed to doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.  


Morning Worship, 5/13/12

What makes a family?  We hear lots of people, especially those pesky politicians, 
talk about “the family” these days.  But what is the family, anyway, and why is it so important?  There are all kinds of families, aren’t there?  What makes them a family?  I think the answer is as simple as it is complex, “love.”  


Monday, May 14, 2012

Morning Worship, 5/6/12

If a vine is cut off from the root, what happens to it?  It dies.  If a branch is cut off from the vine, what happens to it?  It dies.  If a piece of fruit sits on a branch without being picked, what happens to it?  It dies.  John 15 is a parable about stewardship.  If the garden isn’t tended, then it dies.  Let us begin to talk and think about stewardship.


Morning Worship, 4/29/12

When a shepherd leads the sheep from the front, that allows the sheep a certain amount of freedom.  They could go in any direction they please.  But if the sheep want to live, they follow the shepherd.  Not the sheep in front of them.  Not the sheep to their left or to their right.  If they want to live, they follow the shepherd.