“But when he saw the strong wind he…began to sink.”

Pastor Mark preaches on the story of Jesus coming to the disciples walking on the water; Peter asks if he can walk on the water also. He starts out OK, but when his attention shifts from Jesus to the wind, he begins to sink. Mark declares that an important lesson for the church lies herein - the essence of discipleship is training our eyes on Jesus. Mark applies this lesson to church management and calls on churches to keep their eyes on Jesus - to be more like Jesus - and to not be distracted by those who call for churches to be more like a business with its emphasis on efficiency. The sermon text is Matthew 14:22-33. The reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Mark Clinger preaching.

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“Ho, everyone who thirsts come to the waters.”

Are you thirsty? Do you find that modern secular life does not satisfy your thirst? The prophet Isaiah calls us to drink of the waters of God; our thirst is satisfied only when we participate in what God is doing for all people. The sermon text is Isaiah 55:1-5. The reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Mark Clinger preaching.

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