“Sing Loudly the Love of Jesus!”

Third Sunday after Pentecost 10 June 2018 (Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35) “Sing Loudly the Love of Jesus!” I hear two important questions in today’s Gospel reading: “Who is Jesus?” “Who is Jesus’ family?” Both are connected! Here are the words from Mark 3:19-21 (NRSV): “Then Jesus went home; and the … More “Sing Loudly the Love of Jesus!”

Set free by the law

Mark 2:23-3:6 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?” Then he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for human beings, not human beings for the Sabbath.” Throughout our Gospel for this weekend, the Pharisees accuse Jesus and the disciples of unlawful activity, of failing to … More Set free by the law

“Let’s dance!”

Trinity Sunday 27 May 2018 (Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17) “Let’s Dance!” I love my Thaumatrope (THO-ma-trope).1 It is the perfect toy for Trinity Sunday. Two pieces of paper, taped together on a straw/pencil. Two different pictures (fish and a fishbowl), two separate pictures, but when you spin them it looks like … More “Let’s dance!”

Pentecost 2018: The Comfort of the Spirit

Acts 2: 1-21 John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 Today we celebrate the day of Pentecost. In the language of the church, it is the third great festival day of the church year.  The culmination of the Easter Season, when after Jesus death, resurrection, and accession, the Holy Spirit descended from heaven over believers from every nation. The … More Pentecost 2018: The Comfort of the Spirit