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” Apocalypse When?”

May 15, 2022 Fifth Sunday of Easter The text is Revelation 21:1-6a.  -o0o- 1 I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven … Continue reading

“I Know That Voice!”

May 8, 2022 Fourth Sunday of Easter The text is John 10:22-30. -oOo- It was then the Festival of Lights in Jerusalem, and it was wintertime. Jesus was walking about in the temple area, in Solomon’s Colonnade. Judeans surrounded him. “How long are you going to keep us in suspense?” they kept asking. “If you … Continue reading

”Love, Love, Love”

May 1, 2022. Third Sunday of Easter The text is John 21:1-19.  -o0o- 1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. 2 Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of … Continue reading

”Affirming Thomas”

April 24, 2022 Second Sunday of Easter The text is John 20:19-31.  -o0o- 19 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be … Continue reading

“Oh, The Things We Have Seen!”

April 17, 2022 Resurrection of Our Lord The text is Luke 24:1-12. -o0o- 1 On the first day of the week, at early dawn, [the women] came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared. 2 They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they went in, they did … Continue reading

“Do You Know What I Have Done?”

April 14, 2022 Maundy Thursday The text is John 3:1-17, 31b-35. -o0o- 1 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. 2 The devil … Continue reading

“The Anointed One”

April 3, 2022 Fifth Sunday in Lent The text is John 12:1-8. -o0o- 1 Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 2 There they gave a dinner for him. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those at the table with him. … Continue reading

“Grace Comes First”

March 27, 2022 Fourth Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. -o0o- 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus.]  2And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” 3 So he told them this parable: 11b … Continue reading

“Fig Trees, Fruit & Fertilizer”

March 20, 2022 Third Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 13:1-9. -o0o- 1 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 He asked them, “Do you think that because these Galileans suffered in this way they were worse sinners … Continue reading

“Third Day in Jerusalem”

March 13, 2022, Second Sunday in Lent The text is Luke 13:31-35. -o0o- 31 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus,] “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” 32 He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, I am casting out demons and performing … Continue reading


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