Thanks Be to God!

 As a society this Memorial Day weekend we remember those who have given their lives in active military fighting for the freedoms of our nation; as a church, we additionally celebrate this Trinity Sunday the freedom the Triune God has offered us to be free from sin that we might …

Power to Testify

 Well, I thought I could let John go but I just couldn’t so I’ve spent another week learning from him who learned from and has passed along to us what he received from Jesus. Appropriately enough this Pentecost Sunday what John is specifically passing along in this morning’s passage is …

The Key to Overcoming

Years ago when I was working summers to help offset college expenses, I worked in a purchasing department with about a half dozen buyers and two other administrative assistants. I got to know the buyers fairly well since part of my job was to go around asking if there was …

The Importance of Showing Love

 In the musical My Fair Lady, the main character Eliza Doolittle sings about her frustration when loving words from her various suitors aren’t followed up by loving deeds. “Words! Words! Words!,” she exclaims to one of them, Freddy. “I’m so sick of words! I get words all day through; First …

Becoming What We Should Be

 This morning and for the next few weeks we’re going to continue considering and highlighting parts of the Apostle John’s first epistle. If we had to provide a news-bite of why John wrote this letter, it might be this: that all might know and become what they should be—what God …