JESUS: The Savior

There is a Savior, and we are not him, so how do we live into the call to follow in the footsteps of Christ, in his role as Savior?

JESUS: The Home Wrecker

The new testament makes it clear, Jesus really is a home wrecker. But perhaps not in the way we’d imagine.

JESUS: The Party Person

If Jesus is the example for faithful living, we shouldn’t look past his regular practice of gathering with others around the dinner table. Perhaps faithful living means partying more.

JESUS: Vagabond

The gospels differ on aspects of Jesus’ life, but they all speak of Jesus in his adult life as a wandering vagabond. And that vagabond is who God declares is the true witness of faithfulness.

JESUS: Rock, Peter, Scissors

Too often we play a guessing game with Christ’s identity, in which we force our perceptions and our desires of a Messiah upon Christ. But Christ didn’t come just for you, Christ came for all people, so stop claiming an infallible opinion of the Messiah, or you’ll be rebuked, just like Peter.

State of the Church – Response

As a response to the State of the Church report (read it here!), the congregation is invited to share their dreams and their vision of where God is calling WSUMC as we look into the future. The responses below were shared by the congregation on Sunday, August 20 as a part of worship. They are […]

Making a Place for Everyone (State of the Church)

At the call of the prophet in Isaiah 51, today we receive a State of the Church report, where we look back to see from where we have come, to look around and acknowledge where we are today, and to hear the vision of what God may have in store for us in the future.

One Humanity, Under God

The witness of God’s will in the life of Jesus Christ proves God’s love for all humanity, regardless the color of their skin, their perceived or expressed gender or sexual identity, their faith or lack thereof, their country of origin or their country of citizenship.

In the Silence

Do you believe the voice of God is more important than the voices around you? In our over politicized environment, listening for like-minded voices has become a toxic habit. Perhaps what we need is silence, that we might listen for the voice of God.

Grocery Shopping with God

For the Biblical text to truly be helpful in our understanding of salvation and the saving work of God, it requires us to have an understanding of the text that goes deeper than what a simple surface level reading can provide. Isaiah 55 is a good example.