Weekly Sermons

“Upside-down Teaching”

Matthew 20: 1 – 16 is Jesus’ parable of the workers in the vineyard.  Jesus says at the end of that parable, to the workers who were questioning how they had been paid for their work in the vineyard, “The last will be first and the first will be last.” Imagine you’ve just bought a… more »

Read more

“Fishing Guidelines”

When Jesus called his first disciples they were out fishing – without any success.  Jesus then told Simon Peter to try fishing in another part of the lake, where they caught lots of fish.  They were amazed, and were humbled by this experience.  At the end of the account of this in Luke 5: 1-11,… more »

Read more

“Unpopular Love”

The Gospel Lesson for today is Luke 4: 21 – 30 – the account of Jesus being rejected by the people in his home town.  Verses 29 and 29 of that account:  “All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.  They got up, drove him out of town, and took him… more »

Read more