The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in the Holy Spirit, Part 2

John 5:25-29 (NT page 96) 25 “Very truly, I tell you, the hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in...
The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 3

The Apostles’ Creed – I Believe in Jesus, Part 3

Luke 23:39-43 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” 40 But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we...
Who Do You Say That I Am?

Who Do You Say That I Am?

Matthew 16:13-17 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15...
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...