“What d’ya Know?”

Job 19:23-27 (NIV & MSG) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows November 10, 2019   Job 19:23-27 (NIV) “Oh, that my words were recorded, that they were written on a scroll, that they were inscribed with an iron tool on lead, or engraved in rock forever! I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed, yet in my flesh I will see God; I myself will see him with my own eyes — I, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!   Job 19:23-27 (MSG) “If only … Continue reading “What d’ya Know?”

“Dinner Invitation”

2 Thes 1:1-4, 11-12; Luke19:1-10 (MSG) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows November 3, 2019  2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 (GNT)  1 From Paul, Silas, and Timothy— To the people of the church in Thessalonica, who belong to God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: 2 May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace. 3 Our friends, we must thank God at all times for you. It is right for us to do so, because your faith is growing so much and the love each of you has for the others is becoming greater. 4 That is why we … Continue reading “Dinner Invitation”

“We’re Better than That”

Luke 17:5-10 (MSG) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows October 6, 2019   Romans 3:19-28 (NIV) 19 What the law says is for those who are under the law. It stops anyone from making excuses. And it brings the whole world under God’s judgment, 20 because no one can be made right with God by following the law. The law only shows us our sin. 21 But God has a way to make people right, and it has nothing to do with the law. He has now shown us that new way, which the law and the prophets told … Continue reading “We’re Better than That”

“We’re Hiring”

Luke 17:5-10 (MSG) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows October 6, 2019   Luke 17:5-10 (MSG) 5 The apostles came up and said to the Master, “Give us more faith.” 6 But the Master said, “You don’t need more faith. There is no ‘more’ or ‘less’ in faith. If you have a bare kernel of faith, say the size of a poppy seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, ‘Go jump in the lake,’ and it would do it. 7-10 “Suppose one of you has a servant who comes in from plowing the field or tending the sheep. Would you take his coat, set … Continue reading “We’re Hiring”

“In an Age of Twisted Values”

1 Timothy 6:6-10(GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 29, 2019   1 Timothy 6:6-10 (GNT)  Well, religion does make us very rich, if we are satisfied with what we have. What did we bring into the world? Nothing! What can we take out of the world? Nothing! So then, if we have food and clothes, that should be enough for us. But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and are caught in the trap of many foolish and harmful desires, which pull them down to ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a source … Continue reading “In an Age of Twisted Values”

“Interference Ripples”

Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 22, 2019 – a Service of Holy Communion   Luke 16:1-13 (NRSV) Then Jesus said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was squandering his property. 2 So he summoned him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Give me an accounting of your management, because you cannot be my manager any longer.’ 3 Then the manager said to himself, ‘What will I do, now that my master is taking the position away from me? I … Continue reading “Interference Ripples”

“Ceramic Inventory”

Jeremiah 18:1-4; Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (GNT) Fellowship of Faith @ St. John’s Meadows September 8, 2019 – a Service of Holy Communion   Jeremiah 18:1-4 (GNT) The Lord said to me,  “Go down to the potter’s house, where I will give you my message.” So I went there and saw the potter working at his wheel. Whenever a piece of pottery turned out imperfect, he would take the clay and make it into something else. Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 (GNT) Lord, you have examined me and you know me. You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts. You see me, whether I … Continue reading “Ceramic Inventory”