Pentecost. Acts 2:1-21. Pentecost is certainly an important day in the life of the church, as it is considered to be the birth of the church, so we join Christians everywhere celebrating this event and today, through our reading, just
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