Don't Get in Line, Get on Board

First Reading Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm Psalm 91:9-16 Second Reading Hebrews 5:1-10 Gospel Mark 10:35-45 “With long life will I satisfy him, * and show him my salvation.” In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. Many of us are concerned with position, our place in line. We all witness and even participate in such line jockeying in the grocery store, at the bank, and in our cars. We admonish that person, who out of apparent self importance, cuts in line. But when we are in a hurry, we easily justify our impatience as we ride the open lane as far as it will go, and at the last moment cut in front of all those waiting their

The Trouble with Money

First Reading Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm Psalm 90:12-17 Second Reading Hebrews 4:12-16 Gospel Mark 10:17-31 “May the graciousness of the Lord our God be upon us; prosper the work of our hands; prosper our handiwork.“ Amen. The winter had been especially difficult in the mountains of North Carolina. Heavy snowfall and cold temperatures had allowed snow to accumulate to several feet at the higher elevations. The people who lived in the small mountain village down in the valley became concerned about an older couple who lived in an isolated cabin up on the mountainside. No one had seen either the husband or the wife for several weeks. R

We are Better Together.

First Reading Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm Psalm 8 Second Reading Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Gospel Mark 10:2-16 “I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters, in the midst of the congregation I will praise you.” In the Name of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen. It would be easy to skip over the discussion of divorce and move straight into “Jesus loves the little children; all the little children of the world.” It might also be easy to preach the evils of divorce. A literal interpretation of the text would support this. But in doing either, we are not considering the wholeness of God’s word and revelation. In fact, if

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