Don’t be afraid. This is a refrain we hear over and over again in scripture. When an angel of the Lord appears to you so glorious you think you will die, don’t be afraid. When the Egyptian armies have you trapped in
A few ago in church we considered the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus’ response to the question, ‘Who is my neighbor?’ As is typical in the Church today we considered it as showing us how to treat one another and how
Luke 8:26-39 Just before today’s Gospel Jesus had been teaching the crowds on the west side of the Sea of Galilee. He decides to set out for the east side of the Lake. On the way there is that terrible storm that
This is a "sermon" I preached on Lent 2, March 10, 2019 using the framework of the Ten Commandments as an examination of conscience. You know the 10 Commandments? From the time of the Reformation until the early 20th century, our church
1. Human suffering involves many factors that often get all mixed up. Jesus shows by this teaching and example that suffering comes into our lives. In itself, it is not from God but as Paul says, God works for good in everything
May grace and peace be yours in abundance. In my reading and meditation last week I cam across St. Peter’s first letter to his churches – and through them to The Church. He writes, “May grace and peace be yours in abundance.”
Jerusalem & Qumran On this our last day we visited the Second Temple Model. This 50:1 scale model, covering nearly one acre, allows us to see how all the pieces fit together and how close everything was. Pilate and his soldiers overlooked
Steve's Sunday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day in Jerusalem, Sunday, September 25.
Steve's Saturday Video Here is our leader Steve Ray's video of our day around Jerusalem, Saturday, September 24.
The Garden of Gethsemane Today we began the journey of Christ’s passion, visiting several churches that mark the steps Christ took from Maundy Thursday through Good Friday. Tomorrow we walk the true Way of the Cross, celebrate the Eucharist at the place