We enter into the heart of the sermon on the mount, hearing Jesus’ instruction on anger, lust, and truth-telling. We look at how these instructions, which seem too difficult to live out, are actually realistic for communities of faith to pursue together.
We continue in the sermon on the mount, receiving the good news that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world!
The Beatitudes – Jesus proclaims blessings on those who may not seem blessed.
Jesus calls his first disciples to “jump in the fire”
Jesus invites the first disciples to “Come and see”
Matthew’s account of the baptism of Jesus, undergone “in order to fulfill all righteousness.”
Celebrating Christmas, we look at the magnitude of what we proclaim with the incarnation – that God has come to be with us.
In our final week of Advent, God promises a sign that God’s word is good – a child will be born.
In this third week of Advent, we look at the promise of abundant life in desert places, and of a highway for the people of God to safely return to the place of God.
In this second week of Advent, we look at the promise of a kingdom of God so full of peace that it overcomes the strife between humanity and the wild, and we see how this kingdom comes through the righteous judgment of Christ.