In the scripture, the early community of believers were gathered together, learning a new way of being together in community “day by day”.
“Rejoice in the Lord, always. Again, I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). In a continuing series of sermons about “joy,” Minister of Art & Communication Phil Porter suggests that joy is multifaceted—it can manifest in a variety of ways—large and small, simple and profound.
In this passage from the Book of John (16:19–24) Jesus places sorrow right alongside joy. Senior Minister Molly Baskette suggests that it is easy to see what is broken around us and want to fix that in order to have our joy.
Emerging Leader Lauren Jewett explores the three parts of the familiar Psalm 23 (“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want…”) Using the metaphor of a shepherd and a flock of sheep, God’s care for us established. Our needs will be met and God promises sanctuary when we are most terrified.
Palm Sunday is the beginning of a series of events leading up to Easter Sunday.
In the Gospel story, Jesus waits a few days upon hearing that his beloved friend Lazarus was sick before eventually going to where his body has been buried and calling him out of the tomb. Young Adult Minister Kit Novotny suggests that Jesus’ initial resistance may have been due to his very human grief.
Jesus? ministry begins with his baptism by John in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17).