Impossible Possibilities

In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” ButContinue reading “Impossible Possibilities”

Pink Candles of Joyful Resistance

“The spirit of the Lord God is upon me,   because the Lord has anointed me;he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,   to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to the prisoners;2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,   and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfortContinue reading “Pink Candles of Joyful Resistance”

Prepare the Way

Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that she has served her term, that her penalty is paid, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her sins. A voice cries out: In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straightContinue reading “Prepare the Way”

Gifts of the Darkness

‘But in those days, after that suffering,the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,and the stars will be falling from heaven,   and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see “the Son of Man coming in clouds” with great power and glory. Then he will send outContinue reading “Gifts of the Darkness”

Divest and Invest

“For it is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received the five talents went off at once andContinue reading “Divest and Invest”

Fresh Out of Oil

‘Then the kingdom of heaven will be like this. Ten bridesmaids took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3When the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them; 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom wasContinue reading “Fresh Out of Oil”

Upside Down World

Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchNovember 1, 2020 ‘O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, those he redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north andContinue reading “Upside Down World”

Refusing to Wear the Empire’s Robes

Matthew 22:1-14Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchOctober 11th, 2020 “Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying: 2‘The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son. 3He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.Continue reading “Refusing to Wear the Empire’s Robes”

Who is in Charge?

Rev. Dexter KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchOctober 4, 2020Matthew 21:33-46 “Listen to another parable. There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a fence around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a watchtower. Then he leased it to tenants and went to another country. When the harvest time had come, he sent hisContinue reading “Who is in Charge?”

Change Your Mind and Go

Rev. Liz Kearny Longview Presbyterian Church September 27th, 2020 Matthew 21:23-32 23 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, ‘By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?’ 24Jesus said to them, ‘I willContinue reading “Change Your Mind and Go”