Mountain Grace
Can’t Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love

October 1, 2019

How does money fit into our pursuit of the "life that really is life?"

Readings: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15  Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16  1 Timothy 6:6-19  Luke 16:19-31                            




Forgive Us Our Debt As We Forgive…

Forgive Us Our Debt As We Forgive…

September 24, 2019

God is not some moral accountant carefully tallying our sins; God, instead, generously  and abundantly offers us gifts of love and life heedless of whether we "deserve" it or not.

Readings: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1  Psalm 79:1-9  1 Timothy 2:1-7  Luke 16:1-13                                 




Points of Light

Points of Light

September 16, 2019

The big problems of the world can feel overwhelming; drawing us into a vortex of cynicism and apathy, but Jesus invites us onto a different path.

Readings: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17  Luke 15:1-10                                  




Eyes wide open

Eyes wide open

September 9, 2019

What can we truly own in this world aside from the love of God?

Readings: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17  Philemon 1-21  Luke 14:25-33                                     


No Fear

No Fear

September 3, 2019

Sometimes our caution keeps us safe, but sometimes it keeps us from living boldly into our Christian faith

Readings: Jeremiah 2:4-13  Psalm 81:1, 10-16  Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16  Luke 14:1, 7-14                                                   




The Dignity of All People

The Dignity of All People

August 18, 2019

Choosing the path of Christ always brings opposition and division; the power of God through the resurrection should impel us forward anyway.

Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7  Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18  Hebrews 11:29-12:2  Luke 12:49-56                   

Things Hoped For

Things Hoped For

August 12, 2019

What are the hopes that ground our faith in the life of Jesus?

Readings: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20  Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24  Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16  Luke 12:32-40                                      


Lean on me

Lean on me

August 5, 2019

God entrusts to be the caretakers of Creation, not the rulers

Readings: Hosea 11:1-11  Psalm 107:1-9, 43  Colossians 3:1-11  Luke 12:13-21                

 




Living on a prayer

Living on a prayer

August 5, 2019

It's the Lord's Prayer! which may seem rote to us today, but it's really a pretty radical teaching from Jesus

Readings: Hosea 1:2-10  Psalm 85  Colossians 2:6-19  Luke 11:1-13       




S#!t happens

S#!t happens

July 22, 2019

We plan, God laughs

Readings: Amos 8:1-12  Psalm 52  Colossians 1:15-28  Luke 10:38-42

 




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