April 15: 1 John 2:5-11 | How do we know we are “in Christ?” Can you measure a fruitful spiritual life? John suggests that the one true measure of fellowship with God is an old commandment that Christ has made
April 8: 1 John 1:5-2:4 | How do we know our faith is strong enough? Sometimes we doubt our own faith. How do we know that we have grasped “enough” of God? John’s answer is at first frightening. We know
April 1: 1 Corinthians 15:1-17 | Running On Empty Easter Sunday Paul talks about the centrality of the resurrection to Christian faith and how removing this block causes the entire church edifice to crumble.
THURSDAY MARCH 29th: 1 Corinthians 11:17-29 | The Cup of New Covenant MAUNDY THURSDAY As the heart of our communion liturgy, verses 23-26 may be the most frequently quoted verses in our Christian tradition. However, they are very seldom read
March 25: Mark 11:1-11 | Guilty as Sin Palm/Passion Sunday The charge against Jesus at every turn is that he is the “King of the Jews.” It is a charge he em-brace and which results in his death, and ultimately,
March 18: Jeremiah 31:31-34 | “Always On My Mind” (Presence) Jeremiah offers up a promise from God of a “New Covenant” in which he vividly describes the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of his people. Jesus will
March 11: 2 Samuel 7:1-7, 11b-17 | The Once and Future King (Kingdom) God responds to David’s offer to build a Temple in an astounding way. He offers instead to establish a “house: for David and his posterity. This covenant
March 4: Exodus 20:1-17 | “House Rules” (Guidance) It is important that the “Sinai” covenant is placed in its proper perspective. In the Biblical timeline, the Law was never intended to be understood as a “gateway” into relationship with God.
February 25: Genesis 17:1-16 | “Ruby Slippers” (Home) With current events in Jerusalem and Israel as a backdrop, it is difficult not to read God’s covenant with Abraham in geopolitical terms. At its core, though, what God promises Abraham is
February 18: Genesis 9:8-17 | “The Rainbow Connection” (Peace) God speaks one of the earliest covenants and marks it by “hanging his bow” in the sky. The rainbow is to be a reminder that God will not destroy the earth