If you recall from last week’s sermon, we all have gifts (or Gifts). This week we are asking why. Why do we need gifts? It is pretty obvious why we want to receive gifts but when we are talking about spiritual gifts they aren’t typically given just to us for us. They are most frequently […]
Miracles and/or gifts?
So what would you rather have a gift or the ability to perform miracles? It is a peculiar question to be sure but there is a reason to ask it. The New Testament readings in the Lectionary this week are the very well-known story of Jesus turning water into wine at a wedding—a miracle—and Paul […]
An annoying story
I know, I know . . . I even say it in the sermon, we really aren’t “allowed” to be annoyed or irritated by stories in the Bible. But c’mon, the story about the landowner with the vineyard and his HR practices can be really annoying. There is something in Jesus’ story in Matthew 20 […]
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