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January 30, 2020

If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free…So, if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed. John 8: 31b - 32, 36)

Pilate famously asks Jesus, during Jesus’ trial before the Roman prefect,...

January 29, 2020

For God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. John 3: 17

John 7:53 - 8:11, our reading for today with the Good Book Club, has the story of the "woman taken in adultery." A woman has been "caught" cheatin...

January 28, 2020

Over and over again, John tells us that the authorities wanted to arrest Jesus. In John 7: 37-52, the Temple guard come to arrest Jesus but “no one laid hands on him.” The guard who came to arrest Him found they could not, so astounded were they with his teaching. The...

January 26, 2020

Isaiah 9:1–4; Psalm 27:1, 5–13; 1 Corinthians 1:10–18; Matthew 4:12–23

I am intrigued by today’s message of light in the darkness, being called to be that light and, on top of it all, standing as the light amidst division and challenge. I am mindful of our Easter Vigil...

January 23, 2020

“For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.’ They said to him, ‘Sir, give us this bread always.’” (John 6: 33-34)

Jesus refers to himself often, in John’s Gospel, as “living bread,” the food that gives life and feeds the world...

January 20, 2020

I am going to cover two days in the Gospel of John (John 5: 1-29), as we begin week three of the Good Book Club's exploration of John. Over the course of twenty-nine verses Jesus heals a man paralyzed for thirty-eight years. He continues by making bold claims: not only...

January 19, 2020

Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-12; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42

 “Go, tell it on the mountain ...” Come now, sing the chorus with me. “Go tell it on the mountain; over the hills and everywhere. Go, tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is Lord.” That is Chloe’s fav...

January 16, 2020

Last summer, on our first afternoon in Wales, Tracey, the girls and I went on a hike. I cannot even remember how we got to the place, but we drove up a very narrow path, up a mountain; so narrow a road that we had to find a way to back up when we met another car coming...

January 13, 2020

John 2: 13 – 25 Jesus turns over the money changers table and drives them out of the Temple area. “the zeal for your house has eaten me up.” They ask Jesus for a sign but he only cryptically said, “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up.

John 3: 1 – 10...

January 12, 2020

Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17

I stumbled across a video earlier this week of a 70’s TV show, All in the Family. And, in the episode, things have gotten pretty tense, even more than usual, between Archie and his daughter and her husband, Michael, who Arch...

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