Hope Comes in the Pit of Despair.

“For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion according to the abundance of his steadfast love;” (Lamentations 3:31-32) The words that we read from this week’s Old Testament lesson from Lamentations 3 have given many...

Trusting God: He Knows What He is Doing. Part III

“’Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?’” (Mark 4:40) In the storm at sea we see a graphic image of Jesus’ power over the forces of nature. This storm that hit the small fishing vessel must have been an extremely intense gale for it caused great fear to fall...

Trusting God: He Knows What He is Doing. Part I

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you have understanding.”  (Job 38:4 ESV) Many of us often wonder why God allows some much suffering and pain in the world, in our lives. Throughout the book of Job, Job and his friends struggled...

Faith to Please the Lord.

“Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So whether we are at home or away, we make it our aim to please him.” (2 Corinthians 5:8-9) Paul speaks with certainty about what lies beyond the grave, a...

Share the Faith.

“He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how. The earth produces by itself, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.” (Mark 4:27-28) The three readings for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost teach...