Advent 2021



Longing for Healing

Read Luke 7:18-23 In Spring of 2000, when I was 7 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 “juvenile” diabetes. All the signs were there: I was too thin...



Those People.

Read Luke 7:1-10 This story is a Sunday School classic. Raise your hand if you heard it before; I see that hand, thank you. This story is commonly told for...



Compassionate Presence

Read Mark 5:25-34 The most striking part of this passage for me is that despite the urgency of Jesus’ journey to heal the dying daughter of a synagogue leader (see...



Corporate Healing

Read James 5:13-16 “Lord, show me through James 5:13-16 the power of healing in the church today and the significance of corporate prayer as a body of Christ.” As a...



Expect the Unexpected

Read Isaiah 35:3-7 A few years ago I visited Yellowstone National Park, a landscape of unique, alien beauty: geysers gushing out the ground, dangerous acidic pools, hot springs, and full...



Nurturing a Mustard Seed

Read Matthew 17:14-20 “From childhood … it has often thrown him into “re or water…. If you can do anything, take pity on us and help us.” (Mark 9:21-22) This...



His Healing by Faith

Read Matthew 17:14-20; 20:29-34 “Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked. ‘Lord,’ they answered, ‘we want our sight.’ Jesus had compassion...



Week 3 Family Talk

Week 3: His Healing by Faith Has your family baked Christmas cookies yet? Are you old enough to read the recipe and add the ingredients? If so, then you know...



Nighttime Instruction

Read Psalm 16:5-11 Many years ago, as a newborn Christian living on my own in an apartment in Shorewood, I encountered my first angelic choir. It was in the middle...



Longing for Justice

Read Hebrews 12:18-24 “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father, prepare to die.” We all know the movie, and the characters in the scene. We resonate with...