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14
Apr

Let this Same Mind Be in You

A sermon preached on April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday – and the occasion of the baptism of Zach Thomas Bothe .  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but […]

14
Apr

Sunday, April 14 — Jesus enters Jerusalem

Sunday, April 14 — Jesus Enters Jerusalem This coming week we will read extensively from the story of the last week of Jesus’ earthly life as told in the Gospel of Luke. Previously we heard Jesus express his great sorrow over the rejection he would receive in Jerusalem, comparing himself to a mother hen rejected […]

13
Apr

Saturday, April 13 — A Love More Powerful

Saturday, April 13 — A Love More Powerful We continue with the reading from yesterday.  Jesus rides into the city on a donkey, fulfilling the words of Zechariah 9:9:  “The coming of Zion’s King – See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal […]

11
Apr

Thursday, April 11 — The Meaning of the Cross

Thursday, April 11 — The Meaning of the Cross As we approach Holy Week and ponder the meaning of Jesus’ crucifixion, here are two quotes for your contemplation: The Meaning of the Cross:  “At the heart of God is the desire to forgive and to give.  Because of this He set into motion the entire redemptive […]

10
Apr

Wednesday, April 10 — If It Weren’t for Faith

Wednesday, April 10 — If It Weren’t for Faith Today we ponder a quote that comes from the same context as that of Nelson Mandela – the great non-violent struggle against Apartheid and all forms of injustice.  This quote comes from the South African Anglican Bishop Desmond Tutu, and is entitled, The Essence of Being […]

09
Apr

Tuesday, April 9 — Lessons from the Suffering Servant

Tuesday, April 9  — Lessons from the Suffering Servant In the book of the prophet Isaiah, there are four passages that speak of a suffering servant (42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12).  Who Isaiah had in mind in these passages is unclear, but the Church has always seen in these passages references to the redemptive suffering of […]

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