Preparing for Sunday: He Knew What Was Coming

Preparing for Sunday: He Knew What Was Coming

We know the story because we’ve read the book. From cover to cover we have read through scripture. We know how the story of Jesus begins and we know how it ends. Sometimes this can make it difficult to appreciate certain moments, because we know about the...
Preparing for Sunday: Tempted

Preparing for Sunday: Tempted

Have you ever faced temptation? Did you give in? For most people I imagine the answer to this questions is yes. Temptation is a large part of what it means to be human. We face temptation every day in a wide variety of formats. In some instances temptation is rather...
Preparing for Sunday: Changed

Preparing for Sunday: Changed

We are still early enough in the year where the subject of resolutions comes up. At the New Year we resolve to make changes in our lives. Many of these changes revolve around our health. We decide to eat better and exercise more. It is probably safe to say that while...
Preparing for Sunday: The Banquet

Preparing for Sunday: The Banquet

I imagine that most of us have attended a wedding or some other social gathering. Events such as these are always enjoyable times. However, I wonder where you were seated during the event? Did you sit near the front or the back? Why? Of course, the answer to this...
Preparing for Sunday: What is it all About?

Preparing for Sunday: What is it all About?

Upon first brush, John’s scathing speech in Luke’s gospel might turn us off reading further. John calls those who are coming to be baptized a ‘brood of vipers!’ Are we sure that this is the individual we want to prepare the way for the Messiah?...
Preparing for Sunday: Hope

Preparing for Sunday: Hope

This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent a Sunday when we celebrate the Hope we have in Jesus Christ. However, if we look at the readings selected by the lectionary for Sunday we may be hard pressed to find hope embedded in these messages. Instead in Luke’s...

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