Lent

Hosanna!

This Sunday is Palm Sunday and our scripture is Matthew 21:1-11. Jesus comes into Jerusalem riding on not one but TWO animals!  A donkey and her colt. The disciples are in the processional and a crowd of people are throwing their clothes and palm branches on the road to pave the way for Jesus.  And …

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“Healer of Our Every Ill”

Ephesians 5:6-14 is our scripture for this Sunday. Paul is calling out the converts to Christianity.  Many scholars believe that congregation was mainly Gentile.  So, of course, there are problems.  There is this spiritual conflict facing many, if not all, in that congregation.  Many are living as if they are children of ignorance instead as …

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The Lenten Journey: Part 6

There is a unique thread between Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 and Luke 19:28-40 that involves rocks!  In Psalm 118:22, the Psalmist proclaims that the stone rejected by builders is now the cornerstone.  Jesus tells the religious officials in Luke 19:40 after they tell him to silence the shouts of praise in the streets that even the …

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The Lenten Journey: Part 5

This Sunday’s readings are Isaiah 43:16-21 and Psalm 126. In the aftermath of destruction and exile, the LORD speaks through the Prophet Isaiah to the people. The Israelites are reminded that they were delivered from the Egyptians. Yet! They are not to dwell on the past, but look around!!!!! Look! The LORD is doing a …

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