Acts 1:15-17, 21-26; John 17:6-19. If lectionary readings are followed by congregations, then every three years we read the same Scripture lesson on a Sunday. What caught my attention this time around were the words about Peter. Peter stood up
John 15:9-17. I am not always happy with The Message‘s translation of Scripture, but often am able to appreciate the words that help me get a new perspective on, well, the message. “Make yourselves at home in my love” certainly
1 John 4:7-21 “My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the
1 John 3:1-7. Once again, did those who know go and tell those who don’t know? OK, now to the serious business of talking about sin. You know how every time you watch a movie you can see something new
John 20:19-31. I’m curious to know: did those who know go and tell those who don’t know? Our scripture today finds Jesus’ disciples in a place of confusion, fear and anxiety, a place of disbelief and belief, disorientation and denial.
Isaiah 25:6-10; Mark 16:1-8. The story of the empty tomb. The story of grief and fear and mystery. In confidence, more than 2000 years later – with the church through the ages, we say: “Christ is Risen! He is Risen
Palm Sunday. John 12:1-16. The traditional reading of Palm Sunday often has a festive air to it. Something new is about to enter the world. There is cheering and laughter and this reading brings a sense of well-being to all