Jesus encounters a man, who like us is collecting things. Also, like us, he is missing one thing. In this scripture reading Jesus tells him and us how to get that one missing piece we are missing.
Through his baptism, Jesus transforms believers, heals us and we are adopted into God’s covenant community and thus we are no longer estranged from God.
Change in the congregations of America is difficult and is often resisted. This sermon looks at Moses as a model for transformation and change in a church.
Exodus 13:17-18, Deuteronomy 8:1-16
Jesus meets us in the dismal places in our lives and sustains us with the Bread of Life.
Mark 8:1-21, John 6:41-51
Most folks have areas in their lives that they ignore. In this sermon, Jesus calls us to put first things first.