The Banquet

I think it was six Christmases ago, during the break from school, when, in America at least a lot of youth are sitting around trying to figure out what to do, I planned the best of youth events. It was the best of youth events, in that it was free, it was fun, and it […]


The surpassing value of knowing Christ

The word I will share with you today is not from the gospel reading but I chose to share with you from the first lesson Phillipians Chapter 3 verses 4-14. The theme I have given to the message is , the surpassing value of knowing Christ. I recently heard a sermon on the function of […]


Philippians 2

Do you like to receive mail?  I do.  And I don’t mean credit card offers, or sales magazines or bills, or spam on e-mail, but rather real communication from another person in my life.  I don’t care if it is in the form of an e-mail or a handwritten letter on paper received in an […]


The Overly Just Landowner

Do you ever get upset when you read the Bible?  I mean, when you read of something that happened, or perhaps what a prophet, or king, or even Jesus himself said, or maybe, what the Apostle Paul wrote? I do, at times, and over the years I have heard many people express anger, or angst, […]


The Huge Debt of Love

I have started up ALC’s Confirmation ministry again for this coming year. We are going to be learning about the hallmarks of our faith, using scriptures from the Bible, and coming to understand: the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, the Apostle’s Creed, and how we live our Christian […]


Get behind me Satan

Have you ever had it all figured out? Now what I mean is, specifically figured out with God’s plan for your life. Where for some reason you seem to know exactly how things should go down in your life, and what God is doing in it. Well, there have been times that I figured, yep, […]


Who do you say I am

When asked, how do you describe people?  Do you use a physical description, do you tell of what a person does for a living, do you speak of some ones’ life experiences or do you reveal how that individual is important in your life? In high school and college I cleaned at the Episcopal Church […]


Woman – Great is your faith

We have all met people who we would not think would be the type to become members of the church.  We all have stereotypes in mind of who makes a good Christian and who does not.  I bet you, we each even have people who we have attended church with, whom we really didn’t think […]


Come and trust in me

We spent our holiday up in Troms Fylke, far to the North.  When we arrived the sun was still setting after midnight, and rising less than an hour later.  We spent our vacation in the arctic, because we have good friends whom live in Tromsø.  Darin and Ann Christin and their three children have been […]

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