Sunday, March 3 of the Why Jesus? Project is Because Jesus is love. The story is Matthew 16:24-17:8. In it, Jesus gives a difficult assignment, take up your cross, lose your life. Who wants to be a loser? Then, Jesus gives these disciples a glimpse of glory and a change of heart. On the mountain, … Continue reading Transfiguring
We are down to our final weeks with "Why Jesus?" This week, Pastor Sara Spohr from Roseville Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN shares a story on Why Jesus? Because Jesus is trustworthy. That's the theme for this Sunday, February 24 of the Why Jesus? Project. Spohr writes: I visited Tanzania for the first time 13 years … Continue reading God is Trustworthy
Cross+Gen Bonus Material! Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, MN created some bonus materials for the Why Jesus? Project for Sunday, February 24. The story is found in Matthew 14:13-33 when Jesus feeds the 5,000 and when Jesus walks on water. POP is part of the Why Jesus? team and the Why Jesus? video series. … Continue reading Feeding People
Meet Peter Christ. He is one of the pastors of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota. He’s a former restaurateur who takes bread and wine seriously, and not much else. Check out his post on the stories for Sunday, February 17: To this day, my favorite joke* is one that requires a lengthy and … Continue reading My Favorite Joke
When I was a kid, our house was adjacent to some woods. My friends and I spent hours running the trails, and playing horses, and looking for unicorns. One friend was convinced a unicorn lived in our so called magical forest. These mythical creatures are supposedly a rare find and hard to catch. But there … Continue reading Special Unicorns
Meet Shari Howell. She is the intern pastor at Grace Lutheran Church on the East Side of St. Paul, Minnesota. Her blog post below intertwines a beautiful story of how Jesus knew her heart and the text of Sunday, February 3. Howell writes: In these verses from Matthew, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount continues with … Continue reading Jesus Knows Your Heart
Meet Jason Bryan-Wegner. He is one of the pastors at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN. Below is his blog post on and the concept of blessing and "Why Jesus?" story for January 27. Bryan-Wegner writes: The opening verses of chapter 5 are likely the best-known verses in Matthew’s gospel. Why? Probably because Jesus announces … Continue reading More Than Blessings
Meet Pastor Betsy Hoium. She is the associate pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Roseville, Minnesota. Below is her post on January 20th's story of Matthew 4:1-17 on deserts, light and how they intersect with "Why Jesus?" Hoium writes: We love the images of Jesus being baptized in the Jordan River by his … Continue reading A Desert, Light, and Why Jesus?
Meet Heather Roth Johnson. She is the associate pastor of St John's Lutheran Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. Below is her post on January 13th's story of Matthew 3:1-17 on baptism, babies, relationship, and “Why Jesus?” Roth Johnson writes: Baptism of Our Lord Sunday is January 13. John proclaims the kingdom of heaven has come near. What is … Continue reading A Sweet Baptism Story
Hello Why Jesus Churches: One member of the Why Jesus team combined two pieces of the Why Jesus? curriculum - the coloring book and some of the confirmation material to create a Why Jesus? Devotional for Families. Check it out: whyjesus_family devotional Feel free to download, copy, and handout to your congregation today!