Epiphany

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Sunday, Jan. 14: Come and See!

by Trina Kleist

God calls you to see for yourself! Come and see for yourself what God can do for you and for the world! A new heart, a new vision, a new life all are possible when you have God on your side. But it’s hard for people to accept that. “Why should I believe in something […]

Sunday, Jan. 7: New Year – New Spirit!

by Trina Kleist

God’s Spirit is yours – for free, forever! God’s spirit brings us new beginnings all the time. From the beginning of time, in Jesus’ time. And today, in our time, in our world, in your life. Jesus was baptized by John in the Jordan… And as (Jesus) was coming up out of the waters, he […]

Sunday, Feb. 26: Be a transformer!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus: the first transformer! Jesus’ transforming journey invites us to our own transformation. When we follow his Way, we, too, become transformers. God transforms us through daily acts of love, kindness and justice — seasoned with a big dose of humility before our Creator. Working through our transformed selves, God transforms the world around us. […]

Sunday, Feb. 19: Love who??!!

by Trina Kleist

Nope, can’t love my enemies, Jesus! Jesus asks us to love each other. “OK, I can do that.” Then he asks us to love our enemies. We have to pray for people who hate us and are mean to us. “Whoa, now, Jesus!  Haven’t you gone too far with that faith business?” Now we’re getting […]

Sunday, Jan. 22: Jesus lights up the darkness!

by Trina Kleist

God’s love & healing shine in the darkness! When Jesus starts out his ministry, he settles for a time in the lakeside village of Capernaum, by the Sea of Galilee. There, he heals the sick and suffering. He reaches out to people whose world seems clouded with darkness. As word gets out, folks flock to […]

Sunday, Jan. 15: Jesus for outsiders!

by Trina Kleist

God calls outsiders – even you! Our God loves outsiders. People who don’t fit in, who don’t belong. And that’s why you have been a part of His plan all along. Here’s how it works: God made a special promise with this guy Abraham. He would be God to Abraham and his descendants, and they […]

Sunday, Jan. 8: Making Jesus known to all!

by Trina Kleist

God gives Jesus to everyone! Jesus came to Earth to live in solidarity with us. He lived the same way ordinary people lived. He served others. He grieved with the grieving. He made friends with the outcasts of his time: the tax collectors, prostitutes and people sick with leprosy. Jesus didn’t have to be baptized. […]

Sunday, Jan. 31: When It’s Hard to Accept Jesus

by Trina Kleist

Jesus is stronger than your doubts! Jesus was getting a lot of buzz as he started preaching in the country towns of Galilee. People spoke highly of him – “Hey! This guy’s really something! You should hear the things he says!” “No prophet is accepted in the prophet’s hometown.” – Luke 4:24 Then, he goes […]

Sunday, Jan. 17: Miracles or magic?

by Trina Kleist

Jesus’ miracles are for real! Jesus did many amazing things during his brief ministry: He changed water into wine; he fed 5,000 people with a few loaves of bread and a couple dried fish; he made the blind see, the deaf hear and the crippled walk; he even reversed death. Jesus’ miracles, like the tricks […]