Praying for Grace

23rd Sunday after Pentecost October 23, 2016 Luke 18: 9-14  You can click on this link to read the story in Oremus Bible Browser   We discovered a new word in Confirmation last week: Wroth.  God’s wroth is what happens to God when God’s people don’t keep God’s commandments and live in the way that they have […]

Too Easy

21st Sunday after Pentecost WELCA Thankoffering Sunday October 9, 2016 Luke 17: 11-19  You can click on the link to read this in Oremus Bible Browser.   My friend Derek Nelson is a gifted young theologian and professor of religion at Wabash College in Indiana.  He is currently leading a group of students on a trip […]

Just Do It!

  20th Sunday after Pentecost October 2, 2016 Luke 17: 5-10 You can click on this link to read the text in Oremus Bible Browser.   The disciples said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”  They’ve been through a lot, and now the heat is on Jesus, as conflicts with the Temple leaders and Biblical experts […]

Choose Life

  16th Sunday after Pentecost September 4, 2016 Luke 14: 25-35  You can click on this link to read the text in Oremus Bible Browser   OK Jesus.  You’re scaring me.  You sound like all the church people who have made me feel bad because I’m not good.  I don’t sacrifice enough, I don’t behave […]