Hurting, Healing, and Hoping in Gilead

Scripture: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1

The prophet Jeremiah laments at the pain of his people, and cries out for a cure for what ails them… a “Balm in Gilead.” To often, we are tempted to wish for magical cures to suffering and pain, rather than by being present… by offering care and time for healing. How are we the Balm which the prophet seeks, and Jesus shows us?

Download text here: 2019-09-22

Freed By Love

Scripture: Philemon 1:1-21

We gather in our many gifts, talents, and skills for service and ministry together. However, an ancient letter—and our sad history of slavery and abuse in treating others as instruments of our own self-fulfillment—remind us to look for the fullness of the image of God that we are above what any of us can do.

Download text here: 2019-09-08