Miracles – Raising Lazarus

Miracles – Raising Lazarus

John 11:32-44 32 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw him, she knelt at his feet and said to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was greatly disturbed in...
FPC Worship Is Welcoming

FPC Worship Is Welcoming

Matthew 28:1-10 1 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. 2 And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat...
Jonah – From the Belly of the Whale

Jonah – From the Belly of the Whale

Jonah 2:1-10 1 From the belly of the fish he (Jonah) prayed to Yahweh, his God; and he said: 2 Out of my distress I called upon Yahweh, And he answered me; from the belly of Sheol I cried. You heard my voice. 3 You cast me into the abyss, into the heart of the sea,...

Small Stories, Big Ideas: Parable of the Sower

Luke 8:1-15 1 Soon afterwards he went on through cities and villages, proclaiming and bringing the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, 2 as well as some women who had been cured of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom...
First Church – Tabitha, Get Up

First Church – Tabitha, Get Up

Acts 9:36-42 36Now in Joppa there was a disciple whose name was Tabitha, which in Greek is Dorcas. She was devoted to good works and acts of charity. 37At that time she became ill and died. When they had washed her, they laid her in a room upstairs. 38Since Lydda was...
First Church – Is This the Time?

First Church – Is This the Time?

Acts 1:1-11 1In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning 2until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3After his suffering he...
Beautiful Attitudes: An Introduction

Beautiful Attitudes: An Introduction

Matthew 5:1-12 1When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4“Blessed are those who...