Scripture Index

Genesis Genesis 1:28,31 Pretending Doesn’t Make it So

Genesis 1:1-31  Pope Francis and the Environment

Genesis 1:1-31  Childhood Lessons on the Environment

Genesis 8:22    Rainbows and Memories

Genesis 28:16  Sacred Space- Holy Ground

Exodus Exodus 1:15-22  Checking Pharaoh’s Power

Exodus 3   Lent – Letting God be God

Exodus 3:7-8  The Long Journey to a Promised Land

Exodus 20  Remembering to Remember the Sabbath

Leviticus Leviticus 19:10, 33  Hearing the Cries of God’s People

Leviticus 19:18  Love Draws the Circle Wide

Numbers
Deuteronomy Deuteronomy 5:15  It Really Does Take a Village

Deuteronomy 8:7-18   There Are No Bootstrap People

Joshua Joshua 24:15  In a Multitude of Choices, Choosing the God of Life
Judges
Ruth
I & II Samuel I Samuel 16:7  Inauguration – Changing Visions – Changing Dreams
I & II Kings
I & II Chronicles
Ezra
Nehemiah
Esther
Job Job 19:23-25  Does Anyone Really Need God
Psalms Psalm 15:1-3  When the Long Night Ends

Psalm 19:1 The Heaven’s Are Telling – God’s Good Gifts of Creation

Psalm 23  Upon the Night View of the World, a Day View Must Follow 

Psalm 23   Letting Our Shepherd Lead

Psalm 24:1  What Kind of World are We Leaving Our Children

Psalm 27:10  God Never Stops Loving

Psalm 30:5b  Grief’s Expression

Psalm 32:1-2   God’s Grace in the Hard Lessons of Life

Psalm 40:2   God’s Saving Grace

Psalm 42:1   Sabbath Time

Psalm 42:11 Hoping in God in the Midst of Discouragement

Psalm 84:3  A Trip to the Headwaters of the Mississippi

Psalm 92:1-2  Giving Thanks in an Imperfect Time

Psalm 92:12-14  Aging Gracefully

Psalm 96:11-12  Every Good and Perfect Gift

Psalm 103:1-13  Come Thou Long Expected Jesus

Psalm 103:13  Forgiveness Comes as a Refreshing Balm

Psalm 133:1-2a & 3  Families – Hanging on to the Precious

Psalm 137:1-4   Seed of Mercy, Goodness and Love

Psalm 139  The God From Whom We Cannot Hide

Psalm 139:7-10  Millennial’s and the Faith Community

Psalm 139:9-10  The Long Arm of God

Psalm 139:23-24 Being a Christian is More than Something We Believe

Psalm 139:23-24 An Unintentional Observer of a Life

Proverbs Proverbs 3:5-6   Sometimes the Answers are Already within our Grasp

Proverbs 3:5-6  Going in Circles

Proverbs 16:18   Please Don’t Let Me Look Dumb

Proverbs 17:17   The Footprints of a Friend

Proverbs 17:17 Friendship is Built on Trust

Proverbs 17:22   Life’s Little Bumps – Sometimes the Story is Enough

Psalm 18:6  What Color Will it Be?

Proverbs 18:12-13   Leaving Our Bubbles of Truth

Proverbs 21:21  The Power of a Word

Proverbs 22:28  The Gift of Setting Boundaries

Proverbs 29:18  Grasping Hold of the Vision

Ecclesiastes Ecclesiastes 3:1  In the Era of the Urgent – Clinging to the Important
Song of Solomon
Isaiah Isaiah 7:14   Emmanuel, God With Us

Isaiah 9:2      The Longest Night,  

Isaiah 9:2     Christmas Will Come and Go – But the Christ of Christmas Will Remain

Isaiah 9:2-7   Hope in a World of Darkness

Isaiah 9:2,6  There is Both Mystery and Miracle About Christmas

Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6  Star Child

Isaiah 11:1-4a, 6   Yearning for the Perfect Christmas

Isaiah 11:6-9   A World of Enough,    

Isaiah 11:6-9    Advent Waiting with Expectation

Isaiah 35:1-10  Shaped and Formed in the Wilderness

Isaiah 35   The Holy Way

Isaiah 40:28-31  Strength Under Pressure

Isaiah 40:21-31  God’s Care is Forever

Isaiah 42:1-4  A Bruised Reed He Will Not Break

Isaiah 43:1   God Knows our Name

Isaiah 43:1-2     I Have Called You by Name 

Isaiah 48:8-12   Life Wrapped in Unexpected Packages

Isaiah 49:14-16  Giving Thanks for Saints in Our Lives

Isaiah 52:7-9  How Beautiful Upon the Mountains

Isaiah 61:1-4    A Garland Instead of Ashes

Jeremiah Jeremiah 8:22-9:1  Jeremiah- “Oh that I Might Weep Day and Night”

Jeremiah 29:5-7   When Plans Go Amiss

Lamentations Lamentations 3:22-23  Cold Winters and Springtime Hope

Lamentations 3:49  On the Other Side of Good Friday

Ezekiel Ezekiel 36:25-27    A New Heart
Daniel
Hosea
Joel
Amos Amos  5:24   Another Week – Another Shooting
Obadiah
Jonah Jonah 4:2-3  Jonah and God’s Too Persistent Call

Jonah 1-4    Jonah – God’s Petulant Prophet

Micah Micah 4:1-5   The Promise of Peace 

Micah 5:2-5  The Trip to Bethlehem

Micah 6:8  Hitting the Home Button

Nahum
Habakkuk Habakkuk 2:1-5    Advent’s Waiting Time

Habakkuk 3:17-19   Though the Fig Tree Does Not Blossom

Zephaniah
Haggai
Zechariah
Malachi
Matthew Matthew 1:1-17   Skeletons in the Closet

Matthew 1:18-25   A Dream and the Voice of an Angel

Matthew 2:1-2     Follow the Star

Matthew 2:1-2   A New Year – Leaving Christmas Behind

Matthew 2:1-12  After the Celebration – Epiphany

Matthew 2:1-12  Returning From Christmas

Matthew 2:13-23  Confronting Evil – Even at Christmas,     

Matthew 2:13-23  Turning the Pages of a Year

Matthew 5:6  Making a Life of Difference

Matthew 5:9   To Say a Prayer for Peace

Matthew 5:15-17  Brightly Beams God’s Mercy

Matthew 5:43-45 What is a Christian to do in this World of Alternative Facts

Matthew 5:43-48 The Legitimization of Hate

Matthew 5:43-45  We Have to Stop the Hate

Matthew 5:48    Left Over Ashes

Matthew 6:10  An Apology for a Former President

Matthew 6:33   The Search for Happiness

Matthew 6:33   Getting the Big Rocks into Place First

Matthew 7:1-2  God’s Limits or Ours?

Matthew 7:1-3   Becoming Free to be Compassionate

Matthew 7:1-3  God is on the Side of the Poor

Matthew 7:3  Jury Duty and the Question “Isn’t Christianity all about Forgiveness and Redemption”

Matthew 7:36-50   Well, That was Embarrassing

Matthew 9:36    Jesus Had Compassion on Them

Matthew 11:28-30   Why Jesus?

Matthew 13:10-17  Stumbling Into God’s Arms

Matthew 16:24-25   The Way of the Cross – Grace and Mercy

Matthew 18:1-7, 10  Angels Watching Over Me

Matthew 21:31  Breaking Free From Sex Trafficking

Matthew 23:37-38  Climate Science is Not an Opinion

Matthew 25:40    Health Care Debates and Anxieties

Matthew 25:40   Hunger at the Dollar Store

Matthew 25:40   Common Decency in Immigration Policy

Matthew 25:31-46   Faith and the Plight of Refugees

Matthew 25:31-46   The Power to Push Back the Darkness

Matthew 27:46  On the Path to Easter

Matthew 28:1-10    I Believe in Easter

Mark Mark 4:41 Put Your Hand in the Hand of the One Who Quiets the Storm

Mark 9:6-8   Following Jesus- The One Who is – Or the one We Want Him to Be

Mark 12:31  God Calls us a Higher Standard – That of Loving Our Neighbor as Ourselves

Mark 12:30-31    Missing – Online Christian Values

Mark 12:31  Fear that Divides

Luke Luke 1:5-17   Making Ready a People

Luke 1:26-38  Mary’s Yes- Both Gift and Dilemma,  

Luke 1:26-38  Getting Ready for Christmas

Luke 1:38-45  The Strength of a Mother’s Love

Luke 1:38-45  Do You Hear the Angels Song- “Be Not Afraid”

Luke 1:46-47  Mary’s Song

Luke 1:57, 67-79  Reflecting God’s Light

Luke 2:1-7    On a Silent Night

Luke 2:1-14     He is Born

Luke 2:1-20   Three Hundred and Sixty-five Days of Christmas Each Year

Luke 2:15-20  Telling the True Story

Luke 2:15-20   The Singing of Angels

Luke 2:21-24  Each Child a Miracle

Luke 2:25-38 Christmas is for Those Who Refuse to Grow Up

Luke 3:4-6 Against the Backdrop of Pain – Advent Waits

Luke 10:27   Love Like a Magic Penny

Luke 10:25-37   Syrian Refugees – Adrift and in Desperate Need

Luke 15:11-24  Forgetting to Come Home 

Luke 15:11-24       God Never Stops Searching for Us

Luke 15:11-24      Saved From Our Predicament

Luke 15:11-24  We Cannot Fall From Grace

Luke 15:11-24  Prone to Wander

Luke 19:41-44    The Tears of Holy Week

Luke 24:1-5  Easter is God’s Message of Hope

Luke 24:1-11  Doubt & Faith Intermingle

John John 1:1-18  Christ our Hope,

John 1:1-8   By God’s Grace – Light Will Shine

John 1:1-17  God’s Welcome Sign, For All the World’s People

John 1:10-17  The Power to Become Children of God

John 1:1-5    A Moment of Grace

John 3:8   Laughing the Laughter of the Spirit

John 3:16-17  Jesus Came to Save the World

John 3:16-17    Grace Upon Grace

John 10:10  Life with Abundance

John 13:25   Love Draws the Circle Wide

John 13:34  Fear Divides – Love Unites

John 13:34  Remembering Decency- John McCain

John 14:26    Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

John 15  Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

John 15:5-6   Favorite Quotes

John 15:12    The Power to Bless  

John 15:12   The Power of a Small Group

John 20:24-29   Thomas and Other Skeptics

John 20:24-29  Noticing God

Acts  Acts 2    Laughing the Laughter of the Spirit

Acts 2    Star Wars and the Holy Spirit

Romans Romans 5:3-5  What Color Will it Be?

Romans 8:26 Standing at the Door

Romans 8:28  All Things Working Together for Good

Romans 8:35, 37-38  Assumptions- Coloring Our World with Misinformation

Romans 8:38-39  Tears of Confusion

Romans 12:1-2 The Challenge of Trump to Christian Ethics

Romans 12:21 Planting Seeds of Mercy, Compassion and Love

Romans 15:13   Where is God?

Romans 15:13  Finding Joy in Each Other

I & II Corinthians I Corinthians 2:9    How Great Thou Art

I Corinthians 12:4-6    Who in Your Life Needs Some Applause?

I Corinthians 13:1-3  Living Beyond our Fears,  into the Joyous Generosity of God

I Corinthians 13:4-8a    Love – The Condition Under Which We Flourish

I Corinthians 13:7-8a  Revolving Doors and The Grace of Interruptions

I Corinthians 13:12  Seeing Through a Glass Darkly

I Corinthians 13:1 & 13  Noisy Gongs or Christ Centered Love

I Corinthians 15:54b-55   A Cross Stands at the Center of Easter

II Corinthians 1:3-4    Imagined Slights and Small Misunderstandings

II Corinthians 4:7-9  The Power to Overcome

II Corinthians 4:7-9  Choosing One’s Attitude – Finding Meaning

II Corinthians 4:16-18   Do Not Lose Heart

II Corinthians 5:17    Sometimes There is a Hole in the Ceiling Made for the Hand of God

II Corinthians 5:17  A New Year – A Time to Bless and  to Heal

II Corinthians 9:7    The Joy of Generosity

II Corinthians 12:9  Carried by Grace

Galatians Galatians 5:13-14 The Enigma of Donald Trump in the Evangelical World

Galatians 5:14    Jesus Doesn’t Give our Politics a Pass on Loving our Neighbor

Galatians 5:21-22  Getting a Character Do-Over

Galatians 6:2  When the Storms Grow Wild and the Thunder Roars

Galatians 6:2  Reminded of Small Blessings

Ephesians Ephesians 2:8  Standing in the Need of Grace

Ephesians 3:16-19  Empty Your Pockets

Ephesians 3:16-19  How Wide the Heart, How High the Soul

Ephesians 3:17b-19   Steadfast Love Transforms all Failure

Ephesians 4:30-32 Lent – A Season of Turning Around

Ephesians 6:10-18  Are You Listening to Screwtape of Listening to God?

Ephesians 6:16-21  Unanswered Prayer and God’s Answers

Philippians Philippians 1    Failing Forward With Jesus

Philippians 2  Civility is Basic to Christian Life

Philippians 4:8  What is Feeding Your Soul? 

Colossians Colossians 3:12-15    Put on Compassion – Put on Love
 I & II Thessalonians I Thessalonians 3:7, 9  Counting Blessings One By One

I Thessalonians 5:17   The Mystery of Prayer

I Thessalonians 5:18  Thanking God in the Midst of Turmoil

 I & II Timothy  I Timothy 2:1-3  The Incapacity of Washington to Govern

II Timothy 1:4   Face to Face

 Titus
 Philemon
 Hebrews Hebrews 11    Needing a Certificate of Martyrdom? 

Hebrews 12  Waymarks of the Journey

Hebrews 12:1 Pilgrims on a Journey

Hebrews 12:1-2   Sustained by the Prayers of Friends

James James 1   Hearing the Cries of God’s People

James 1:17  Every Good and Perfect Gift

I & II Peter I Peter 4:8 Difficult Relationships and the Four Minute Rule

I Peter 5:7   Cast Your Cares on God

I, II, III John I John 4:18 Will We Live Out Our Heritage as People of Faith or Will We Succumb to Fear

I John 4:20-21  Can We Listen to our Neighbor’s Story

Jude
Revelation