The Book is Yours

Reading with the Pastor Matthew 13  and  Psalm 35 Today we get to go back and read one of the pivotal chapters in Matthew, an entire chapter filled with parables of the Kingdom. I love this chapter and can’t wait to preach it sometime later this year. Jesus tells us what the Kingdom of God is … More The Book is Yours

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Discovering Jesus

Reading with the Pastor (on Memorial Day) Matthew 5-7  and  Psalm 34 Matthew’s gospel emphasized Jesus’ teaching. We have finished Matthew and on Thursday will start into Mark. Here’s a little bit of a look forward of what we are going to find. Mark puts emphasis on Jesus’ works and authority. Jesus is always moving. The … More Discovering Jesus

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Warped Righteousness

First Picture Judas betrays Christ for 30 pieces of silver and then when he sees that Jesus is condemned to death returns to the chief priests and elders of Israel and says “I have betrayed innocent blood.” They, however, show no remorse or retreat from their decision to kill Jesus whereupon, Judas takes the money and … More Warped Righteousness

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Lovingkindness — What keeps us going through the pain

Reading with the Pastor Matthew 26  and  Psalm 31 Why do we rejoice? The psalmist tells us, His “lovingkindness.” The Hebrew chesed tells us that God’s covenant love for his people is a love that has the texture of kindness. He knows our affliction. He knows the troubles of our souls. He knows the heartache of our … More Lovingkindness — What keeps us going through the pain

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