Have you ever wondered, long after the sermon was completed, about what the preacher meant or have questions regarding how to apply the bible passage to your everyday life? Well, there's an app for that! Pastor Rob is introducing a new blog called "The After-Sermon" which will allow you to ask questions and share insights on the previous week's sermon or scripture passage. You are invited to take part in this virtual discussion and add your voices to the study and application of God's Word.

September 22, 2017

"Master, how many times do I forgive a brother or sister who hurts me? Seven?"  Jesus replied, "Seven!  Hardly.  Try seventy times seven?"

Before I even get into Jesus' response to Peter's question, I have to acknowledge the universality of his query.  I...

August 25, 2017

Is it heresy to take a beloved bible story and re-read it critically?  If so (and most of you already know this) I am a heretic.  I say this because this week I was led once again to the story of David and Goliath found in 1 Samuel, chapter 17.  I will wager that you c...

August 10, 2017

Just from the title, I suspect that some of you are already laying out the metrics for determining the quantity or quality of faith.

August 5, 2017

When Jesus got the news, he slipped away by boat to an out-of-the-way place by himself.

June 24, 2017

In Genesis 21:9-21, we find the venerable Father Abraham sending his first-born son Ishmael and his mother Hagar into the desert . . . to die.  Perhaps not the best way to open a discussion about God and God's people!

If you aren't familiar with the backstory,...

June 18, 2017

Faith is different than belief.  All you have to do is read a little bit of the New Testament to see that most of the people who followed Jesus did so because they believed that he could do something extraordinary.  Yet, even the disciples didn't always have faith....

June 8, 2017

At first glance, this may look a bit like a Frankenstein moment, but unlike Mary Shelly's character - who took disparate parts from the multitudes of the dead to "build" a reanimated body, God puts us together as an animated whole where our "living&q...

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