by Pastor Cherie Johnson Last week we had the obvious tests of Satan with Jesus alone in the desert. It was a time of wrestling and deciding. While a person can get worn down over time, it can be easier to withstand this frontal, obvious attack. The final verse in that passage says, that… Continue reading Feb 21, 2016 – Pharisees, Foxes, and Chickens
by Pastor Cherie Johnson In today’s Scripture passage, Jesus is being tempted in the desert. It is a very familiar story to many. It is in all three Synoptic Gospels, Matthew, Mark, and Luke. As all three are similar, we can tend to combine them into a single story in our heads. Yet, each… Continue reading Feb 14, 2016 – It Starts in the Desert
by Pastor Cherie Johnson We’ve been on a journey for the last 7 weeks as we’ve explored what is essential in being a follower of Jesus. What is the least I can believe and still be a Christian? We found out some things we don’t have to do like judging others, whether they measure… Continue reading Feb 7, 2016 – Jesus’ Resurrection: Is There Hope?
by Pastor Cherie Johnson Today’s Scripture reading comes from the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus has been arrested, been falsely accused, convicted, and condemned. He is now going through the process leading up to his execution. Matthew 27:27-31 NIV 27 Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of… Continue reading Jan 31, 2016 – Jesus’ Death: What about Suffering