God creates us to be in relationship with him and others. Here are five key ways that help.
1. Act like yourself
2. God has a plan; I have a purpose in God’s plan
3. From me to we
4. Seeing through the eyes of God
5. Luther’s genius bonus teaching
As we celebrate the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation, I teach on the roots, a bit on Luther, and then what does the Reformation mean for us today. The message?
You get to be with God…
A life alert button saves lives. But you have to wear it.
Kind of like Jesus who brings rescue, healing and new life…If you receive him.
The woman caught in adultery. This event in the life of Jesus is one of the favorites for anyone who wants to make sure no one who is a Christian is “judgmental.” You can’t speak against someone else’s behavior as wrong because we all know, “let he who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Is this what Jesus really means?
Far from it…
The truths of Jesus are admired by almost everyone…To follow those truths and reap the benefits, however, takes trust in him in the power of the Holy Spirit. Human power can’t compete with spiritual power nor be made complete by spiritual power.
Race issues are at the forefront of our nation today. In the light of Jesus being the creator and sustainer of all- some observations…Have a listen
Most of the teaching of Jesus is not hard to understand…just hard to do! When we follow him, we follow him, not what we want him to be. He embodies what we are meant to be. Sermon on John 6:60-69
When we receive Jesus at Holy Communion, his nourishment becomes part of our own body as we join him in the world…A sermon of eating the body and drinking the blood of Jesus
Who doesn’t love stories of people who come form humble origins and become wealthy or influential? Sometimes we call this a self-made man or woman. Except it is a myth. There is no such thing as a self-made man or woman. We are God-made!
A message by Pastor Dana Hanson, ELCA pastor in Los Angeles.
Honoring God means honoring Jesus. Everyone is called to acknowledge what he has done for them, give thanks, and trust in his way.