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March 30, 2015

Special Preparations

Holy Week: Maundy Thursday On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is […]

March 30, 2015

Pray. Watch. Think. Wait. Trust.

Holy Week: Wednesday There is no Bible reading today. There is no mention of this day in the Gospels. Apparently Jesus did not enter the city today. He remained at the home of Lazarus and Mary and Martha in Bethany. On Sunday Jesus entered the city to great tumult and rejoicing. Monday was a day […]

March 30, 2015

Jesus’ Last Week of Ministry

Holy Week: Tuesday [Jesus said] “What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’ ‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went. Then the father went to the other son and said […]

March 30, 2015

Isn’t the Church Really a Business?

Holy Week: Monday The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it was not the season for figs. then he said to the […]

March 30, 2015

Joy and Grief

Holy Week: Palm Sunday The whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices… As [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace – but now it is hidden from your eyes. […]

March 17, 2015

Known and Loved

“You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the […]

March 16, 2015

Chosen

Every high priest is selected from among men and is appointed to represent them in matters related to God… No one takes this honor upon himself; he must be called by God…  Hebrews 5:1-10 There was an old saying in politics (before women’s suffrage and before the modern advertising age): “The man does not seek […]

January 26, 2015

Your Rights – God’s Will?

  Be careful, however, that the exercise of your freedom does not become a stumbling block to the weak… Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause him to fall.   1 Cor. 8:1-13 “I have my rights.” That is […]

January 26, 2015

We Stand in God’s Presence Without Fear

The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers… For this is what you asked of the Lord your God… when you said, “Let us not hear the voice of the Lord our God nor see this great fire anymore, or we will die.”  Deut. 18:15-20 […]

January 19, 2015

And Therefore I Have Hope

But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”  Lam. 3:21-24 Hope is often a feeble word. We use […]

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