Speak With Authority

Mark 1:21-28 1 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law. 23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was … [Read more…]

You Are My Sons and Daughters Whom I Dearly Love

Mark 1:4-11 John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and … [Read more…]

The Child is Born in Us

John 1:1-15, 16-18 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness … [Read more…]

Stay Awake

Mark 13:24-37 But in those days, following that distress, “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; 25 the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[a] 26 “At that time people will see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and … [Read more…]

I Was in Prison and You Visited Me

Matthew 25:31-46 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 He will … [Read more…]


Matthew 25: 1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise. 3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them. 4 The wise ones, … [Read more…]


Matthew 23:1-12 & 23 Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples: 2 “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat. 3 So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. 4 … [Read more…]

Loving the Lord Your God

Congregational Church of Easton – 10/29/2023 Do you love God more than you love your family? Do you spend more time focused on God than anything else? Do you put God first? These are the challenging questions that today’s second reading poses for us. It contains Matthews version of the “great commandment: ”thou shalt love … [Read more…]

Where Do You See God?

Exodus 33:12-23 12 Moses said to the Lord, “You have been telling me, ‘Lead these people,’ but you have not let me know whom you will send with me. You have said, ‘I know you by name and you have found favor with me.’ 13 If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways … [Read more…]

God’s Generosity

Matthew 20:1-16 Our reading in Matthew is chapter 20 verses one through 16 — Jesus’ parable about workers in a vineyard. You’ll hear that the landowner paid people one “denarius” A denarius is the amount usually paid as one day’s wages which was enough for one person to live on, but a whole family would … [Read more…]