Category : Worship the Living God

Worship on August 15/18 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

The word of God is a refining fire. Jesus is the great divide in human history. He invites our undivided attention […]

This Week’s Reflection – The Reality of Division

August 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Throughout the Gospel of Luke, Jesus calls on his hearers to turn their hearts away from greed and instead to […]

Worship on August 8/11 – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

August 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Jesus says, “It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” It is God’s promise from the beginning—to […]

This Week’s Reflection – A Kingdom for the Little Flock

August 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

“Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32-40) Jesus promises […]

Worship on August 1/4 – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

August 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

Today’s texts offer instruction and encouragement for all who are occasionally overwhelmed by the “unhappy business” of life. Jesus urges […]

This Week’s Reflection – Dying to be Rich

August 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

“All is vanity and a chasing after wind,” says Ecclesiastes, yet we chase wealth like it will last forever, forgetting […]

Worship on July 25/28 – Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus and wins the attention of the Lord when Abraham intercedes for Sodom. […]

Today’s Reflection – Our Persistent, Negotiating Prayer Life

July 28, 2019 // 0 Comments

Today’s readings incorporate several themes: negotiation, commands, persistence, and expectation. And surrounding all these themes is a bigger theme: boldness. […]

Worship on July 18/21 – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

Perhaps the church, at its best, is “all ears.” Almighty God urges the faithful, again and again, to “listen up!”—to […]

Today’s Reflection – Unexpected and Intentional Distraction

July 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

As digital tablets and smart phones keep us busy and on the go, today’s gospel reminds us of a struggle: […]