Scripture Readings: Isaiah 42:1-9
Soundcloud 02-24-19: Relationship Redux
Soundcloud 02-17-19: Rooted and Grounded
Soundcloud 02-10-19: It's All About Love - Love Sunday
Soundcloud 02-03-19: Evolving Faith
Soundcloud 01-27-19: One Body, One Grace
Soundcloud 01-13-19: Love and Freedom
Soundcloud 01-06-19: Let It Shine - Epiphany
Soundcloud 12-23-18: Bearing The Light - Advent 4
Soundcloud 12-16-18: Peace and Light - Advent 3
Soundcloud 12-09-18: Righteous Joy - Advent 2
Soundcloud 12-02-18: What Time Is It? - Advent 1
Soundcloud 11-25-18: Comfort One Another
Soundcloud 11-18-18: The Fullness of Joy
Soundcloud 11-04-18: Neighbors and Friends
Scripture: Isaiah 35:
This week's scripture reading comes from the Gospel of Luke and recounts the parable of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man eats sumptuously every day while Lazarus lays starving and dying outside his gate.
In this week’s Gospel lesson from Luke, Jesus calls us to set our priorities in line with God’s priorities—to be ready for the in-breaking of God’s realm, here and now. Get ready!
It's easy to become distracted. Martha's many duties made it all too easy for her to forget the marvelous gift of Jesus's presence. In these summer months of rest, the story of Mary and Martha encourages us to remember the need for the Sabbath. The Sabbath comes as a gift, not so much as a time of rest, but rather as a time of reflection and remembrance that God is in our very midst. What a marvelous gift!
SCRIPTURE: Isaiah 64:1-4, 8; Luke 12:49-50
Pastor B.J. Beu's sermon from 8 May, 2011