Get Out of the Boat

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Matthew 14: 22-33)   Poor, poor Pete.  I mean, you got to feel for the guy, right?  All the great things he did, being the rock on which Jesus built his church – and yet he’d forever be remembered for his two perceived failures: denying...

Weeds Among the Wheat

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Matthew 13: 24-30)   We find Jesus on a parable kick in the 13th chapter of Matthew.  And for whatever reason, seeds seem to be heavy on his mind, as earlier in the chapter he shares the parable about seeds thrown on different kinds of soil. ...

Fluffy’s Fair Fight

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Revelation 5: 1-6, 11-13) Most ministers I know are not generally thrilled with preaching the book of Revelation.  We tend to think it’s about endings – the ending, actually – and who wants to preach on that?  Add to that the inherently...

The Daughters’ Deliverance

Dr. Steve Lindsley(Numbers 27: 1-7; 36: 1-12; Joshua 17: 3-4) My Dad is one of five brothers. That was not what my grandparents intended to happen.  When the two of them were expecting their first child, fully expecting a son, they had the name all picked out –...

The Syrophonecians’ Sass

Rev. Rebecca Heilman-Campbell(Mark 7: 24-30) At my last call in New York City, I was responsible for a men’s shelter in the basement of the church, along with a Thursday night meal that fed over 150 people each week. Homeless work in the big apple is nonstop. My dog,...

Lydia’s Lord

Rev. Rebecca Heilman-Campbell(Acts 16) Chance encounters. They are rare, but when they happen at the right moment, with the right person, honestly with the Spirit at work, they can change a person. A story was shared on the TODAY show about Helen and Deborah, complete...