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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Parables of Jesus

On August 1st, 2015 I began my new ministry at Union Church in Rockville, CT. As I sought God's leading as to where to start in our congregational teaching times for the next month or so, I kept thinking about the teachings of the Parables of Jesus and how they are more than stories but actually great glimpses into the character and attributes of God.



Sunday, June 28, 2015

BOLD

"The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ." Acts 5:41-42

"Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went." Acts 8:4

The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace. The disciples will be sorely tempted to desert their Lord. But the end is also near, and they must hold on and persevere until it comes. Only he will be blessed who remains loyal to Jesus and his word until the end.”  Dietrich BonhoefferThe Cost of Discipleship


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Complete Christianity - The Book of Romans

"This letter is truly the most important piece in the New Testament. It is purest Gospel.

It is well worth a Christian's while not only to memorize it word for word but also to occupy himself with it daily, as though it were the daily bread of the soul. 

It is impossible to read or to meditate on this letter too much or too well. The more one deals with it, the more precious it becomes and the better it tastes."

Martin Luther, Preface to the Letter to the Romans by the Apostle Paul