Good Wine, Sour Wine, and Real Community (John 2:1-12; 19:28-30; 15:1-5)

Good Wine, Sour Wine, and Real Community (John 2:1-12; 19:28-30; 15:1-5)

Every Sunday I get to see something that most of you who read this posting do not. It’s the faces of all the people in our congregation as they receive the bread and wine of Holy Communion in our weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper.

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In the Hands of the Healer (Acts 3:11-21)

In the Hands of the Healer (Acts 3:11-21)

The truly Good News is that no matter what diagnosis our earthly doctors give us right here and now, no matter what measure of physical or emotional pain we might be dealing with today...the prognosis for all who place themselves in the hands of the Great Physician is sure. In Jesus, our sins are forgiven. 

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Processing (Mark 16:1-8)

Processing (Mark 16:1-8)

There is no right way or wrong way to leave an empty tomb. Today we simply look to the Lord of life with grateful hearts that the tomb is empty! Whether you are still processing..or are inclined to let loose with a loud "Alleluia!"...let's all give thanks to God today for the gift of life which is ours in the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ.

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In Unison with Heaven (Rev. 5:13)

In Unison with Heaven (Rev. 5:13)

Today is a chance to get our identity right.  We are, before anything else, forgiven sinners, for Jesus’ sake. Today is also a day to give thanks for the only number that matters—one creation of God—that, though fallen, though perhaps even dying, was originally created “very good” (Gen 1:31), and already joins together in a never-ending hymn in praise of the Lamb who has rescued and redeemed it. 

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