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”

Don’t Forget Your Name Tag

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us for adoption as his childrenContinue reading “Don’t Forget Your Name Tag”

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”

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”

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”

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”

Transformed in the Tension

Matthew 18:15-20Rev. Liz KearnyLongview Presbyterian ChurchSeptember 6th, 2020 15 ‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. 16But if you are not listened to, take one or two others alongContinue reading “Transformed in the Tension”