Posts from September 2018

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Sunday, Sept. 30: Power In God’s Name!

by Trina Kleist

Do the good you do in God’s powerful Name!        The name of God is so incredibly powerful! So much so, that God’s second commandment to us, of the Big 10, warns us not to use it lightly. But God does want us to use his name to heal, declare his praise, and act with love […]

Sunday, Sept. 23: Welcome God like a Child!

by Trina Kleist

The child in you yearns for God’s love!      A child is so vulnerable! People can be mean or take advantage of the child. And yet, that’s how Jesus says we should be toward God. More, God asks us to welcome children and lead them to Him. Taking (the child) into his arms, Jesus said to […]

Sunday, Sept. 16: How can I follow Jesus?

by Trina Kleist

Take up Jesus’ “cross” — it leads to God-life! Jesus is the One God Sent. He shows us how to live in relationship with God and with each other. To do that, Jesus says, we need to reject the things that keep us from living truly in those relationships. Jesus asked them, “But who do […]

Sunday, Sept. 9: Open to Outsiders?

by Trina Kleist

God loves everyone equally!         Outsiders and insiders. Things open and things closed. Salvation and mercy. These are some of the themes you’ll hear in today’s Bible readings. Today’s stories surprise us, and they make us stop and think. Then looking up to heaven, (Jesus) sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that, “Be opened.” – Mark […]