July 04, 2021 – Reckless, Fearless Faith

July 04, 2021 – Reckless, Fearless Faith

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27; Mark 5:21-43 Today’s Gospel story tells of two people who are desperate for Jesus to save them – a man whose daughter was dying and a woman who had been suffering for over a decade.  In this story, we see a faith that...
June 20, 2021 – How God Measures Us

June 20, 2021 – How God Measures Us

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13; Mark 4:1-20 We are constantly measuring ourselves against others – by our power, prestige, physical attractiveness, success, money in the bank, how charismatic or funny we are – the list goes on and on.  And, even if...
June 13, 2021 – Wild Jesus

June 13, 2021 – Wild Jesus

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Psalm 130; Mark 3:20-35 In today’s Gospel lesson, everyone seems to be attacking – or at least misunderstanding – Jesus.  His family thinks he’s lost his mind, the religious elite say that he’s demon-possessed, his mother and brothers beg...
May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday

May 30, 2021 – Trinity Sunday

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31; Romans 5:1-5; John 16:12-15 Today’s passage from proverbs describe God’s wisdom as a personified figure – as the one through whom God created the heavens and the earth.  Christians have often associated this figure...
May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

May 23, 2021 – Pentecost Sunday

Rev. Brian Johnson Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Acts 2:1-21 The story of Pentecost is the story of God’s Spirit be poured out “on all flesh.”  Pentecost is the promise that God is powerfully present in the lives of all people – and that God is working in the world to...