Blog: Random Thoughts on Sunday's Sermon

Below are some random thoughts on this coming Sunday's message.  We hope they create a little time in your day to reflect on the journey of faith and life.  If they spur any thoughts, quotes, or experiences, please share them.  God moves among us as we share with each other.

April 19, 2018 | 12:27 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

“The only thing I know to come back to is love God, love my neighbor, and love myself. Everything else I am just not sure about right now.” That was the first time I doubted. I made that...

April 9, 2018 | 02:43 pm
Posted by Rev. Jes Kast

The resurrected Jesus is one of my favorite glimpses of Jesus. Even after his resurrection he is so very...human. I don't understand the mystery of our faith which we proclaim is 100% God and 100...

April 3, 2018 | 01:17 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

I was appalled to learn that some group in the U.K. has declared today “Punish a Muslim Day” and sent fliers to incite people to join them. If that were not enough, they are awarding points for...

February 15, 2018 | 12:01 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

Yesterday morning many people stopped by their local church to have ashes placed on their foreheads. As the mark of the cross was made, the following words were spoken, “From dust you came and to...

February 14, 2018 | 12:43 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

One of the hardest things to handle is when someone offers “constructive criticism” and it’s clear that the intent was never to be constructive. Their goal wasn’t to help you become a better you....

October 26, 2017 | 04:06 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

We’re down to the last of the seven deadly sins: greed. In preparing for this Sunday’s sermon, I came across a quote that arrested my attention. Graham Tomlin said, greed “takes over when I begin...

October 2, 2017 | 04:29 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

When I made my profession of faith, which is like confirmation, the pastor presented me with a Bible with a verse highlighted especially for me. My verse was from Romans: “Meanwhile, the moment we...

September 26, 2017 | 03:51 pm
Posted by Cynthia Powell

Michael Bos is doing a sermon series here at West End on the Seven Deadly Sins. Believe me, it’s not easy finding choral music that fits the topic, but there is one for this week’s deadly sin,...

August 20, 2017 | 10:27 am
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

There has been a flurry of posts, articles, emails, etc., about what we should all be doing to oppose the hatred and rage we have seen rise from the white supremacists and neo-Nazis within the alt...

August 15, 2017 | 04:55 pm
Posted by Rev. Michael Bos

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." – Seneca

I came across this quote in the book Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl...