More Than a Meal

Micah 6:8; Psalm 130:1-4; John 21:1-14Rev. Dr. Louise Barger Having a meal has always been intended to be more than just eating food. In many eastern countries there is a very large dish of food prepared and set in the middle of the family group. All the members of the family and their guests use … More More Than a Meal

It’s a Hallelujah Morning

Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 28:1-10Reverend Dr. Louise Barger Jesus had died at three o’clock in the afternoon, the exact time of the sacrifice offering for sin at the Temple. Jesus had made the last and only sacrifice necessary for the sins of people throughout the ages. No other sacrifice would ever be necessary. It would only … More It’s a Hallelujah Morning

Lord, Save Us

Leviticus 23:4-8; Zechariah 9:9; Psalm 31:1-5; John 12:12-19Reverend Dr. Louise Barger The air was electrified with the events of recent days. If anyone was looking for a sign from Jesus, they could not have missed the miracle at Bethany. The drama had played itself out before the eyes of family and friends who had gathered … More Lord, Save Us

The Price of a Sacrifice

Exodus 12:21-28; Psalm 27:1-6; John 2:13-22Reverend Dr. Louise Barger We are now in the fifth week of Lent. Today we will reach Jerusalem with Jesus. Today we look at how easily we can prioritize other things over our true worship of Jesus. We find ourselves sometimes identifying with the people in our biblical accounts who … More The Price of a Sacrifice