Why do we call this week Holy?

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Matthew 21:1–11, Confession — God of mercy, you sent your Son to seek and to save the lost. I confess that I have strayed from you and turned aside from your way. I am so easily misled by my pride and selfishness. I have failed in love, neglected justice, and ignored your truth…. Read more »

What Jesus Says: About Relationships

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Matthew 7:1–12, Confession — Almighty God, our heavenly Father, we have sinned against you and against our neighbor in thought, word, and deed, through negligence, through weakness, through our own deliberate fault. We are truly sorry and repent of our sins. For the sake of your Son, Jesus Christ who died for us,… Read more »

What Jesus Says: Easier Said Than Done

Pastor Christian Huntley

Reading — Matthew 6:19–24, Confession — Gracious God, we confess that we fell short this week in thought, word, and action. We like what you say, but have trouble living it out. Please forgive us. Once again, renew our hearts and renew our wills to be focused more on you and less on us. In… Read more »

What Jesus Says: About Kingdom Praying

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Matthew 6:7–15, Confession — Almighty God, you have given us so much, and we have given you so little. You have given us hearts for love, and we have thought mostly about ourselves. You have given us bodies for work, service and play and we have abused them with neglect. You have given… Read more »

What Jesus Says: How Not to be Religious

Pastor Steve Kramer

Reading — Matthew 6:1–6, 16–18, Confession — Almighty God, compared with your will my ways are crooked and not straight, my desires are selfish and not generous, my devotion is shallow and not deep. I have used your name without seriousness and have lived without gratitude for all your gifts you’ve given me. For the… Read more »