Monthly Archives: April 2017

Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

He is Risen!
He is Risen indeed!

Scripture: Luke 24:1-12

And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen.”

(Luke 24:5)

Where do people look for “life among the dead?” How might you bring life to them? Read more ›



Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scriptures: Mark 15:42-47; Matthew 27:65-55; Luke 23:55-56

Reflections: Do you remember waking up the day after superstorm Sandy devastated our shore community? After living through the rage of the storm, the quiet was almost surreal. Amid the collapsed houses, mud filled roads, washed-out bridges, we stood in stunned silence. Perhaps the day after Jesus’ death on the cross was like that. Read more ›



Good Friday, April 14, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing”                Luke 23:33-34a
“Today you will be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43
“Behold your Son . . . Behold your Mother” John 19:26-27
“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” – Matthew 27:46
“I Thirst” – John 19:28
“It is finished” John 19:30
“Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit” Luke 23:46 Read more ›



Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scripture: Luke 22:14-23

And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”  Read more ›



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scripture:  Galatians 6: 9-10

What this Scripture tells us:  There is a sign displayed in a window of a local tailor shop which always makes me smile, it says: “As ye rip, we shall sew.” In the verses before and in today’s Scripture selection, Paul declares that each of us will indeed reap whatever we sow, but it is only if we sow to the Spirit that we will reap eternal life from the Spirit. Read more ›



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scripture: Philippians 4:8,13

What this Scripture tells us: In the first scripture passage, Paul is outlining those things that we should be focusing on. He describes all things that are true, noble, right and pure. He continues with things that are lovely, admirable, excellent or praiseworthy. Read more ›



Monday, April 10, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scripture: Matthew 5:14-16

What the scripture tells us: After Jesus had healed the people that had disease and sickness, He went up on a hill and began to teach them what we know as The Sermon on the Mount. With his disciples gathered around him, He taught about true happiness, comfort, peace and mercy. Read more ›



Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

Holy Week
Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven to the World

Scripture: John 12:12-16; 23-26

Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, my servant will also be there. My Father will honor the one who serves me.
(John 12:25-26) Read more ›



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fifth Week in Lent
Promotion of Social Righteousness

Scripture: Zechariah 7:8-10 and Isaiah 1:17

What this Scripture tells us: How should a Christian live? This is what these verses deal with. As Christians, we need to minister to the fatherless the poor and the foreigners. This an outline of how a Christian should live out his or her faith. This calls us the champion of those that are oppressed; we are to seek justice. Read more ›



Friday, April 7, 2017

Fifth Week in Lent
Promotion of Social Righteousness

Scripture: Luke 10:29-37

What this Scripture tells us: A lawyer asked Jesus: “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied by telling the parable of the good Samaritan, in which a traveler was assaulted, robbed and left lying severely injured next to the road. Read more ›



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