Category Archives: Mission

Have compassion

Matthew 15:29-39 They come from of nowhere; the lost and hungry, the forgotten and homeless. They appear on street corners, holding signs, asking for a hand out, begging for change. Others are drawn to churches, pleading for assistance with a … Continue reading

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Give us a sign

Mark 8:11-21 Once again, the Pharisees came to Jesus arguing with him. They did not believe, or at least did not want to believe, that Jesus is who he says he is. Always looking to put him to the test, … Continue reading

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The power to preach

Acts 8:1-13 Following the martyrdom of Stephen, Scripture tells us persecution arose against the Church. A great number of Christians were thrown into prison for their alleged blasphemy, while others, including Saul the Pharisee, stood by in approval. He too … Continue reading

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Food for Faith

1 Kings 19:1-8; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:1-14 Simply put, hunger hurts. Hunger brings the pain of a starving body, a stomach craving to be fed. Upon visiting places where hunger is widespread, it isn’t long before you begin to feel … Continue reading

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Rest

Mark 6:30-46 The world is a busy place. It is a place where most things on the agenda will do their best to consume even the most diligent of people. Once a task is completed or an experience had, there … Continue reading

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More than enough

Mark 6:30-44 When the disciples realized the time of day, they knew there was a problem. Having spent the day listening and learning from their Lord, it suddenly dawned on them. There were too many hungry people in a place … Continue reading

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Hometown prophet

Mark 6:1-13 Today’s text seems like two stories; Jesus rejected by his home town, and Jesus sending out the twelve. Upon closer look, it is indeed one. Jesus says a prophet is not without honor except in his home town. … Continue reading

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