Spiders and snakes are not very cute or cuddly and, for most of us, they have a high “ick" factor. But they likely are NOT what keep you awake at night. So, what are you REALLY afraid of?
Sometimes we need the advice of a wise and trusted counselor, sometimes the comforting arms of a loving father, sometimes the stability from a benevolent leader and sometimes we need the protection of a strong champion. This week we will look at the title “Mighty God”.
LECTIONARY REFLECTION| LUKE 11:1-13 NEWS FLASH! JESUS WAS NOT A CHRISTIAN! Most people, Christians and non-Christians alike, recognize that Jesus Christ is the center of the Christian faith. Even the name of our religion – CHRISTianity – reflects the importance of Jesus Christ to us. Christians, as a group, tend to forget that Jesus was a … Continue reading Jesus-Shaped Prayer (Mike Fox)
LECTIONARY REFLECTION | LUKE 8:26-39 In Western society the scientific method has been the standard for separating fact from fiction, truth from lie since the 1500s. For the last 500 years, anything that can't be demonstrated in a controlled, repeatable experiment must not be true. Religion, faith, and belief in an unseen, spiritual world has been … Continue reading Fighting Demons (Mike Fox)
Here's the sermon Mike prepared for last Sunday when we cancelled due to 20 inches of snow! The main thing I'm DOUBTING these days is if Spring is ever going to come to Minnesota! Thanks for this thoughtful message, Mike! The gospel lesson from the common lectionary for the 3rd week of Easter invites us … Continue reading Sermon: “I Doubt It” (Mike Fox)
By Mike Fox On my desk at work I have a scripture-a-day calendar. When I get to work in the morning, one of the first things I do is tear off yesterday's verse and look at the new verse. I never look ahead. I look forward to the surprise. Last week one of the verses … Continue reading “Here I Am!” (by Mike Fox)