John 20:19-31, Common English Bible Everyone knows someone who is a straight shooter. These folk cut through the chase and speak their mind. Thomas, in this narrative, is the guy who represents people who dislike missing the moment. The moment is when God reveals some truth and we miss it for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading An Encore Appearance!
THIS SUNDAY AT McKENDREE! SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES are regularly at 9am and 11am. (On April 30 we have one combined worship service at 10am.) Our Lenten sermon series is “Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess!” How many times do we find ourselves as humans in a royal mess? Do we ever wonder if there is … Continue reading What’s Happening, April 21, 2017
Matthew 28:1-10, Common English Bible Think about that last time you were afraid? Where were you? Were you alone or with someone? Did you stop and stare or keep going? Jesus is gone! He is dead and now buried. Who in their right mind would not be afraid or fearful of what is to happen … Continue reading Death is Defeated!
Matthew 21:1-11, Common English Bible Palm Sunday is significant both to the Jewish and Christian traditions. For the Jewish tradition it begins the celebration of the Passover and for Christians it begins Holy Week. However, Christians often miss the opportunity to highlight the Jewishness of this week. Although we Christians celebrate with the waving of … Continue reading A Moral Procession!
Luke 10:38-42 Common English Bible When do you find yourself getting consumed by the busyness of the day only to lose track of time? What do you do? Hopefully someone will remind you of what is most important and why we were created to exist. One of the realities of the day is we tend … Continue reading A Necessary Reminder!