By | July 18th, 2017|

Romans 8:1-11

Matthew 13:1-9

Matthew 13:18-23

You might have noticed we are reading from Romans and Matthew each week.  I have decided to focus on these two books as we share in our Bible Gatherings. Romans is Paul’s strongest and most developed theological letter and at times can be difficult to understand.  Matthew is the gospel written for […]

When We Hate What We Do

By | July 11th, 2017|

Romans 7:15-25a

Matthew 11:16-19

Matthew 11:25-30

We just heard Paul’s account of doing the very thing he hates.  The struggle he faces with behaviors he does not like and yet does them anyway.  When I first read this, it reminded me of a person struggling with addiction.  Of course, this speaks to so much more, but today I […]


By | July 3rd, 2017|

Psalm 89:1-4

Psalm 89:15-18

Romans 6:12-23

Our passage this morning is the second part of the Justification/Sanctification passage Paul wrote in Romans. Here Paul talks about sin, enslavement and living and dying with Christ.  So for us to understand the second part, first I will read the justification passage.  If you like grammar then you will like that […]


Discipleship and Worth

By | June 26th, 2017|

Psalm 86:1-11

Matthew 10:24-39

The 10th chapter of Matthew is all about discipleship.  It starts with Jesus naming and equipping the disciples to cure the sick and cast out demons all the while proclaiming the good news.  They are to find the worthy who will be receptive to God’s message.  But their journey will be hard.  Jesus […]