Pentecost Sunday

On that day, the church was born and gospel Christianity began. It would be as distinct as life is from death because it involved the ministry of the Holy Spirit…bringing life, light, and the love of Christ into the dead spirits of men. And where the Spirit is not the life of the church, our outward form is like the carcass left behind by a departed soul. 

“It Is [Not] Finished!"

Ascension Day is that mysterious departure of Christ's physical presence from the earth. The life that began with a supernatural birth ends in a supernatural departure. In one sense, Christ’s work on earth was finished on the cross. But in another sense, that finished work is nothing but the beginning, the starting-point of Christ’s heavenly activity. And actor Leslie Nielsen may have been at the Ascension. 

Fourth Sunday In Easter: "The Lord Is My Shepherd”

Is it enough to say, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I have all that I need” (Psalm 23:1)? The answer is “yes!” and best understood as we follow the Holy Spirit’s leading in understanding 1 John 3:16 "We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us”. We are thus empowered to embrace Jesus’ LOVE as our Good Shepherd and not as a hired hand (John 10:11-14).  We, in turn, can tell others about this wonderful love, offering hope for the broken and rest for the weary.