For the Fifth Sunday of Easter when we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Today, we hear Jesus speak to the disciples and us that he goes to prepare a place for us and through him, we will know God, who is our parent. Jesus is the […]
For this Fourth Sunday of Easter we continue to proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” The traditional focus of this Fourth Sunday of Easter is on Jesus being the “good shepherd.” On this “Good Shepherd Sunday,” we hear Jesus speak of himself as the shepherd who is the gatekeeper and who opens the […]
Be on the look-out for the risen Jesus! Text: Luke 24:13-49, Easter Sunday The risen Jesus was the last person this group of grieving women had expected to find when they went to Jesus’ grave early that first Easter. They carried spices to properly prepare a dead body. They hadn’t had time to do a […]
Maundy Thursday story gives us our job description 1Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2The devil had already put it into the heart […]
Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Text: Matthew 27:62-66; 28: 1-10 In one of the parishes I served back in Pennsylvania, one of the most faithful members of the congregation was a woman whose husband almost never came to church with her. He told me once that something had happened in his past that had […]
Maundy Thursday: April 13, 2017 – Love one another… It sounds simple; but then Jesus says…”as I have loved you.” Sitting around that table, I can imagine the disciples, like you and me, nodding their heads. Of course! Show compassion, be nice to one another, forgive one another. Sure…we can do that! But wait… just […]
We rejoice that God has smashed the status quo and turned the tables on all the priorities of the world. We live in the promise that all best are off, all expectations are reversed because Jesus is Lord. Easter people know that in the resurrection of Jesus live has purpose and meaning and that in Him we are included in His mission as an awesome and non-negotiable responsibility. Crash helmets indeed!
John 20:19-23 I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. What does this mean? I believe that by my own understanding or strength I cannot believe in Jesus Christ my Lord or come to him, but […]