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Solid Food

Aug 25, 2014

Drawing from the gospel of Matthew 16:13-20, Pastor Larry Wagner of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California, talks about the rocks that we are built upon.  Those include our families and others who impact our lives as we grow up, especially our faith mentors.  God doesn't want us to conform to the ways of...

Aug 18, 2014

In today's Gospel lesson from Matthew, Jesus tells his followers, "What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them...Whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body...But the things that come out of a person’s mouth come from...

Aug 11, 2014

If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat, notes Pastor Larry Wagner of Ascension Lutheran Church of Thousand Oaks, California.  Speaking about Jesus walking across a stormy sea and Peter's attempt to walk to meet him on the water, Pastor Larry talks about focus, effort, faith -- and the feet bearing...

Aug 11, 2014

Pastor Tim Delkeskamp of Ascension Lutheran Church in Thousand Oaks, California talks about the depth of compassion involved in Jesus' feeding of the multitude -- and how that from-the-gut compassion belongs to you and me, too. Love and compassion and miracles and splagchinzomai.