“Can’t Buy Me Love”

Luke 12:13-21 “Can’t Buy Me Love” Introduction Two brothers are quibbling. It seems the father of the brothers has died, and the elder brother has received the entire inheritance. That was the law, the way it worked in that day. The younger brother is not happy that his brother is set for life, while he is left out in the … Read More

“Pieces of the Puzzle”

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 “Pieces of the Puzzle” Introduction Bradley Schmeling, a Lutheran pastor, shares that one summer when he was in college he worked for the public radio station in Athens, Ohio.  One of his assignments that summer was to cover the national jigsaw puzzle championship. If you listen to public radio, you know that they use sounds to help … Read More

Grateful for These

With the end of the school year, we marked the end of the After School Program at our church. Similar programs have opened in the city, and the number of children enrolled at our church has declined, resulting in our program no longer being vital as a mission or financially sustainable as a program.  With possible challenges with our church budget, we … Read More