Lydia

Lydia

Sermon at Westfield for Sunday, May 1st. Based on Acts 16: 9-15. Today, I want to talk about Acts—the book that follows John in our New Testament writings. You could think of Acts at Luke, part 2. It was written by the same guy, Luke, who was an historian who prided...
Intentionally

Intentionally

Scriptures: John 13: 31-35, Revelation 21: 1-6 “Love one another.” Three little words from the middle of the Gospel of John, yet those three words changed everything for us in the Christian tradition.  They fundamentally and seismically shifted what faith and religion...
On Being the Body, Boldly

On Being the Body, Boldly

Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 12: 12-31, Luke 4:14-21 There were problems in Corinth. The church Paul founded there was soaking in conflict. One of the main issues at hand was glossolalia.  More commonly, we call it “Speaking in tongues. Some of the members were speaking...
Being the To, the Through, and the Jugs

Being the To, the Through, and the Jugs

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what...
Bolder

Bolder

Now when the apostles at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to them. The two went down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit (for as yet the Spirit had not come upon any of them; they had only been...