March 30, 2018/Good Friday The supper is finished. Jesus and the disciples have abandoned the table, leaving the dirty dishes and the crumbs of the meal behind. Going out into the night, they will move ever closer to the cross. Who are you in this story? Perhaps the three trusted friends, whom Jesus asks to… Read More Who Are You?
March 29, 2018/Maundy Thursday-Mark 14:1-34 The alabaster jar sat on a high shelf in my house for months. I had saved money for years in order to buy it, setting aside a little each week, every little bit that I saved on food or cloth or other items for our household. So when I finally… Read More A Woman, A Traitor, A Disciple
March 25, 2018 – Palm Sunday/Mark 11:1-11 Parades are much more than floats and marching bands and smiling baton twirlers. History shows us that, often times, a parade marks a turning point – a moment in time when the world changes direction, when the powerful are pushed aside and new power enters in. Parades mark… Read More A Turning Point
March 18, 2018 – 5th Sunday of Lent/John 12:20-33 Sometimes I wonder if Jesus got tired of the rejection, of the defiant reactions and self-righteous attitudes of the religious leaders of his time. Those Pharisees and scribes were always finding some little something in his sermons to take issue with. They were always listening for… Read More Letting Go
March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent/John 3:13-21 That one verse in the Gospel of John has to be the most well-known in all of scripture. Even us Presbyterians who didn’t grow up memorizing Bible verses and competing in Bible drills can easily recite John 3:16. I’m sure someone out there has it etched… Read More John 3:16