Given by Rev. Madison Shockley December 20, 2020 Our passage tells the story of the visit by an angel to Mary. The angel reminds her that nothing is impossible with God. For Luke, the theological assertion that Jesus was special to God and the evidence was shown throughout Jesus's life was the most important point. [...]
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley August 2, 2020 Today's lesson is inspired by the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand on the hillside. This is Jesus having church outdoors. The meal that Jesus shared with the people was a sacrament. Jesus did not need a pandemic in order to show compassion to the poor, [...]
Given by Rev. Madison Shockley May 17, 202 During these times, the world needs compassionate Christianity. Few turn to 1 Peter due to its conservative patriarchal perspective. The writers had turned away from the wide acceptance preached by Jesus and the first generation Christians. Gone were the revolutionary thoughts of equality. The early church was [...]
Given By Rev Madison Shockley on August 5 2018 The reading today is a powerful parable. The prophet, Nathan, came to King David to confront him on the taking of Bathsheba after murdering her husband. Nathan told David a parable then revealed that he was the man in the parable who has committed a horrendous [...]
Given By Rev. Madison Shockley November 12, 2017 Jesus is known to have traveled the countryside healing, teaching and preaching the good news about the coming of the reign of God. This last aspect is often written off as something that happens after you die. Jesus's message was more present oriented though. The realm of [...]
Jesus' birth is told from two different perspectives. The Gospel of Luke is told from the perspective of Mary while Matthew speaks from the perspective of Joseph. Today, we are looking at Matthew's version.