s you may have already noticed in the few sermons on this page, and something that will eventually be very clear—I believe in a loving and forgiving God that never stops offering us grace. So when we get to passages like this—in which Jesus is telling of the destruction of the temple and the many horrors to follow, it can be a struggle to find that same grace. Almost as frustrating are the attempts by various people and groups to try and prove the end of the world is here! Apocalyptic passages throughout the Bible are not meant to be read literally into our world. If they were, I’m sure the apocalypse would have happened several dozen times by 2019. But we still want to find that message of grace, that message of love, from God in this passage. And it is there—you just need to listen to find out what it is!
Rev. CHRIS HOUTZ
Welcome to the pastor’s blog! This page will have sermons uploaded so you can listen to them whenever you want, and I will add a brief reflection on the text, the sermon, or a little bit of both. My hope is that you will be able to see that the Bible can still speak to our world today, and that we can always find a note of God’s grace in any passage, whether it is one of the most well-known and beloved passages, or one of the most difficult readings to grasp.