February 27, 2022

Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive
my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

from Matthew 18:21-22


Scripture Matthew 18:21-35

Forgiveness is something we need for ourselves but are sometimes are slow to give. If we are mindful of the cost of God forgiving our sins, forgiving others becomes possible.

Careful What You Ask

February 20, 2022

Whether it is favorable or unfavorable,
we will obey the Lord our God, to whom we are sending you,
so that it will go well with us, for we will obey the Lord our God.

from Jeremiah 42:6


Scripture Jeremiah 42

If we ask God what we should do, we best do what God says.

Rev. Bill Westlund will be preaching since Pastor Paul is still isolating per CDC Guidelines after a breakthrough case of COVID-19.

With Jesus

February 13, 2022

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

from Luke 4:42-43


Scripture Luke Matthew 11:25-25

We often exhaust ourselves in pursuits and practices for which we were never intended. True rest, peace, and meaning are found once we "yoke" ourselves with Jesus.

(Note: Pastor Paul has contracted a breakthrough case of COVID. This sermon is part of a service that was broadcast early in the pandemic on July 5, 2020.)

Light on the Path

February 6, 2022

“The crowds were looking for him; and when they reached him,
they wanted to prevent him from leaving them. But he said to them,
“I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other cities also;
for I was sent for this purpose.”

from Luke 4:42-43


Scripture Luke 4:31-44

Where do we look for guidance and wisdom to make decisions? Many choices appear good to us that are actually diversions from the path of following Jesus.

Just Like Jesus

January 30, 2022

“Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.”

from Luke 4:21-30


What happens when what we expect Jesus to be like doesn't match reality?

Eternal Horizons

January 23, 2022

"He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant,
and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
Then he began to say to them,
“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

from Luke 4:20-21


We are invited to see beyond the things that seem so urgent to discover God's presence in our midst.

Outside the Spotlight

January 16, 2022

Jesus did this, the first of his signs,
in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory;
and his disciples believed in him.

from John 2:11


Who does God use for his great purposes?

Muddy Feet

January 9, 2022

When Jesus also had been baptized and was praying,
the heaven was opened, and voice came from heaven,
“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”

from Luke 3:15-17, 21-22


What does it mean that the Son of God would get his feet muddy, dirty, and bloody?

Dusty Deity

January 2, 2022

"And the Word became flesh and lived among us."

from John 1:14


The one who was laid in a manger had far from humble beginnings.

Fear Not

December 26, 2021

"Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people."

from Luke 2:10