Jesus is pretty rough on his friends, accusing them of not having enough faith (trust). If THEY, the ones who walked and talked with him in person didn’t measure up, how do we stand a chance of being worthy servants? Maybe – if we add our faith together – we could move a small plant… or build one.
Jesus tells a troubling story about two men on opposite ends of the rich-poor spectrum but their fortunes are reversed in the next life. Apparently, “love your neighbor” isn’t just about a sentiment: it’s about noticing and meeting others’ needs. Turns out, we get to do God’s work with our wallets, too!
From the trivial (a grocery list, an old sock) to the devastating (a job, a loved one), we all know the frustration, embarrassment, sorrow, anxiety, etc., of loss. Those are all common to the human experience… and the divine, too. Listen as Pastor Craig explores how does God – and how can we – deal with losing?
We’re trained to calculate from early childhood on. We get very good analyzing costs. Jesus challenges us to spend some time and money considering values. What is a healthy relationship with God, partner, parent, child, friend worth to you in time or money? Listen as Pastor Craig explores the question, “What are the most important things in your life?”
Sometimes two passages of scripture seem to argue with each other. While we’re tempted to resolve tensions like this, it’s often healthier – but harder – to let them both work in our heads and hearts. Listen as Interim Pastor Craig considers two readings from Galatians and 1 Timothy that address gender roles… and illustrate a centuries-long debate.
This week, we hear the scripture about Jesus being living water and how the people viewed Jesus. There was much discussion on who Jesus was and how everyone saw him. And we continue to see discussions on this today: Who is Jesus, and what does his teachings say? How do we look to Jesus and follow what the Holy Spirit says about his teachings? Listen as guest Pastor Craig Endicott explores who Jesus is to us and how we are called to follow.
This week, we hear a conversation with Jesus and his disciples where Jesus tells them he is the bread of life and how they may find nourishment in God. Where do we find nourishment and feel fulfilled, especially when we feel depleted? God wants to be with us and connect with us spiritually so that we may continue to care for one another. Listen as guest pastor Rev. Craig Endicott explores how we may be fulfilled and follow God when we feel depleted.
This week we hear about Jesus returning to Cana and healing an official’s son’s illness. The official had many things and privileges but could not make his son better. He could not control his son’s illness. The man traveled a long distance to see and ask for healing for his son from Jesus. His faith led him back to find his son alive and healed. Where can we find our faith to help us through things we cannot control? How far will we travel and go in faith? Listen as guest preacher, Rev. Craig Endicott, considers faith and how far it will take us.