Posts from June 2016

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Sunday, July 3: Notice you’re abundant?

by Trina Kleist

  God’s harvest is abundant! So abundant that He’s asking you to get out there and harvest! (Uh, I don’t know about that, God, I don’t feel too ready to be one of your harvesters, ya know what I mean?) Jesus has been on a roll when we get to the story of today’s Gospel: […]

Sunday, June 26: Jesus Invites, “Follow!”

by Trina Kleist

Oh, but it’s sooo hard to follow! We want to be in charge. We think that’s what we’re supposed to do. When Jesus invites us to follow him, we might accept in a rush of excitement. Instinctively, we sense the blessing this  brings to our lives – we know in our hearts that what Jesus […]

Sunday, June 19: Feeling naked & crazy?

by Trina Kleist

Un-crazy yourself in a meet-up with Jesus! There was this crazy guy running around naked in the town cemetery. He was such a nuisance that the neighbors chained him up and posted guards, but the guy’s madness gave him super-strength and he busted free. Then they heard about this dude Jesus who was going around […]

Sunday, June 12: Even you are welcome!

by Trina Kleist

That’s because Jesus welcomes all kinds of people. Some people suppose Christians consider themselves high and mighty. But during his life on Earth, Jesus welcomed all sorts, including – especially – the riff-raff of his time who were rejected by the religious leaders or who lived on the margins of society. Such people still come to Jesus […]

Sunday, June 5: Rise Up!

by Trina Kleist

You have to be dead before you can rise! No matter how dead you are – in your pain, your loss, your addictions, anger, loneliness or sorrow – Jesus calls you to rise up and live. Again and again, Jesus reaches out to the cast-out, wrecking the rules to heal the hurting. In today’s story, […]