“Compassionate Discipleship!”

Second Sunday after Pentecost 18 June 2017 (Exodus 19:2-8 Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:23) “Compassionate Discipleship!” Jesus obviously knew something quite crucial about people and about disciples that we see in today’s Gospel text from Matthew. What Jesus knew in sending us out to be disciples is that we need to learn compassion. That’s … More “Compassionate Discipleship!”

“Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!”

Pentecost Sunday 4 June 2017 (Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23) “Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!” If we believe that the church is a live organism—St. Paul says we are a living body; therefore, I also believe we are alive in feeling emotions. Both individually and as a congregation, … More “Community Enlivened by the Breath of the Spirit!”

“Do not let Anyone Despise You – Do Not Neglect the Gift that is You!”

Biglerville High School Class of 2017 Baccalaureate Service 30 May 2017 (“Footprints” Jeremiah 29:11-14 1 Timothy 4:12, 14-16) [This is the message given to the 2017 graduating class of Biglerville High School at their Baccalaureate service. The initial part of this message was a conversation with the graduating class who sat in the front pews … More “Do not let Anyone Despise You – Do Not Neglect the Gift that is You!”