Disoriented and Transformed

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking withContinue reading “Disoriented and Transformed”

Investing Our Lives

Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’ As Jesus passed along the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting a net intoContinue reading “Investing Our Lives”

Delight in Difference

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, ‘Follow me.’ 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, ‘We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son ofContinue reading “Delight in Difference”

The Prophetic Baptism

John the baptizer appeared in the wilderness, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And people from the whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were going out to him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair, withContinue reading “The Prophetic Baptism”

Shattered Dreams and Open Hearts

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3All went to their own towns to be registered. 4Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the cityContinue reading “Shattered Dreams and Open Hearts”

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”