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What We Do and Why We Do It

posted Oct 6, 2017, 1:57 PM by James Christensen

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
October 8, 2017
Psalm 19
Deuteronomy 14:22-29
Acts 2:29-47
Matthew 22:15-22
“‘Give, therefore, to the emperor
the things that are the emperor’s,
and to God the things that are God’s.’”
– Matthew 22:21

Promise and Inheritance

posted Sep 23, 2017, 10:36 AM by James Christensen

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
September 24, 2017
Psalm 145:1-8
Joshua 4:1-7
Galatians 3:23-29
Matthew 20:17-27
“And if you belong to Christ,
then you are Abraham’s offspring,
heirs according to the promise.”
– Galatians 3:29

Partners in God's Love

posted Sep 17, 2017, 3:03 PM by James Christensen

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
September 17, 2017
Psalm 98:1-5
Esther 4:10-14
1 Corinthians 1:18-24
Mark 10:42-45
"For God so loved the world...."
- John 3:16

Fully Loaded

posted Sep 12, 2017, 9:43 AM by James Christensen

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
September 10, 2017
Psalm 149:1-5
Ezekiel 33:7-11
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
“Let us then lay aside
the works of darkness
and put on
the armor of light.”
– Romans 13:12

I Dare You

posted Sep 4, 2017, 7:40 AM by James Christensen

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burning_bush#/media/File:Bourdon,_S%C3%A9bastien_-_Burning_bush.jpg Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
September 3, 2017
Psalm 124
Exodus 3:1-15
Matthew 16:21 – 28
“…for you are setting your mind
not on divine things
but on human things.”
-- Matthew 16:23b

New Mind, New Heart, New World

posted Aug 27, 2017, 11:26 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Aug 27, 2017, 12:15 PM by Faith UCC ]

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:
August 27, 2017
Psalm 138
Readings from the Letters of Paul
John 3:1-8
“Do not conform
to the pattern of this world,
but be transformed
by the renewing of your mind.”
-- Romans 12:2a

Faithful Responses to Inconvenient Truth

posted Aug 25, 2017, 12:01 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 11:55 AM by Faith UCC ]

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:
August 20, 2017
Psalm 133
Genesis 45:1-15
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Matthew 15:21-28
“And after that,
his brothers talked with him.”
– Genesis 45:15b

On the Leading Edge – Or Over the Edge?

posted Aug 12, 2017, 12:04 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 1:56 PM by Faith UCC ]

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:
August 13, 2017
Psalm 85;
Deuteronomy 30:11-20;
1 Corinthians 11:1-34
“For I received from the Lord
what I also handed on to you....”
– I Corinthians 11:23

We’re All in This Together

posted Aug 8, 2017, 8:42 AM by James Christensen   [ updated Aug 28, 2017, 7:05 PM by Faith UCC ]

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:
August 6, 2017
Psalm 145:1-12;
Amos 5:1-15
Matthew 25:31-46
“‘Whatever you did
for one of the least of these
who are members of my family,
you did to me.’”
– Matthew 25:40

Reading Scripture with Heart and Mind

posted Aug 1, 2017, 2:14 PM by James Christensen   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 7:07 AM by Faith UCC ]

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: July 30, 2017
Psalm 128
Psalm 119:97-111
Matthew 5:17-48
“Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.”
– Psalm 119:105


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