Monthly Archives: February 2016


What Are You Waiting For?

While we’re focused on avoiding death and pain, Jesus urges us to focus on life – our own, that is. [This week the preached version differed from the written version more than usual.] Third Sunday in Lent (Year C) – February 28, 2016 – Luke 13:1-9 St. Jacob’s-Spaders Lutheran Church, […]


Loved Into Courage

Jesus’ courage to face the cross comes from his desire that you would know him as your living God.  It is the courage of a mother hen gathering us under her wings.  When does desire inspire our courage? Second Sunday in Lent (Year C) – February 21, 2016 – Luke […]


No Cookies

It’s easy to cross through the mental and emotional door to victimhood.  Jesus does not cross through.  How can Jesus help us remain grateful for our lives and thus lead us away from temptation?   First Sunday in Lent (Year C) – February 14, 2016 – Luke 4:1-13 St. Jacob’s-Spaders […]


Candidate Jesus

Jesus is no presidential candidate (thank God!), but if he were, what would he be like?? Transfiguration of Our Lord – February 7, 2016 – Luke 9:28-36 St. Jacob’s-Spaders Lutheran Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia Candidate Jesus – Pastor Evan Davis So apparently it’s an election year. Have you heard about that? […]


No One Left Out

No one is left out of God’s kingdom.  No one is left out among us at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church…at least that’s the kind of Jesus-centered community we strive to be.   3rd (4th) Sunday after the Epiphany – January 31 (24), 2016 Nehemiah 8:1-3,5-6,8-10; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a St. Jacob’s-Spaders […]