Jesus Cleans House

And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.” Mark 11:17 ESV The same man who forgave a woman caught in adultery and happily ate with sinners became angry when He went…

Scandalous Once More

I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”             John 16:33 NLT Not long ago Vice President Pence faced protesters as he spoke at a “Christian”…

Have We Worshiped?

Were the songs familiar? How many people were in church today? What did our friends think about the service? True confession time…all those thoughts made their way through my mind today. I sat in my seat, gave my offering and even sang every song. But did I really worship today? And if I didn’t worship…

Peace in Confusing Times

The God who we say we serve is the God of all peace. As we prepare our hearts before receiving communion we should also prepare our attitudes before rushing off to church. When this first half of St Francis’ prayer should becomes our own then the God of all peace will meet us there and…

Living Connection

Our real connection to Jesus Christ must always lead to our true connection to one another. Division points to a brokenness in some aspect of our relationship with God. Division in our hearts or in our relationships is a signpost pointing to a break in our connection to our Heavenly Father. But He is always…