A Simple Meal

Jesus, gathered with his closest friends, for an intimate meal. Sounds simple enough but it was anything but simple. It was more than just the celebration of Passover – though that is significant enough. It was more than just one more way for Jesus to model the love he had for them, and that he… Continue reading A Simple Meal

Tell Me the Old, Old Story

It is interesting to note that at this point in Dr. Luke’s narrative we come to a series of stories that must have fascinated some listeners and confounded others: The Parable of the Lost Sheep The Parable of the Lost Coin The Parable of the Lost Son The Parable of the Shrewd Manager All the… Continue reading Tell Me the Old, Old Story

“The Difficult Journey” – Mark 14:-26-30

26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. 27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd,    and the sheep will be scattered.’[a] 28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” 29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away,… Continue reading “The Difficult Journey” – Mark 14:-26-30

True Love – Mark 14:1-25

Jesus Anointed at Bethany 14 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.” 3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table… Continue reading True Love – Mark 14:1-25

All to the glory of God – Mark 9:30-37

30 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, 31 because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.”32 But they did not understand what he meant and… Continue reading All to the glory of God – Mark 9:30-37

He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed (Almost)

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday – (just in case you hadn’t heard yet.) My wife, who grew up in the Episcopalian tradition, likes to tell the story of hearing one of her priests marching into the sanctuary on Easter Sunday morning and proclaiming with a great, booming voice: “He is risen! He is risen indeed!” Though… Continue reading He is Risen, He is Risen Indeed (Almost)