Monthly Archives: May 2013

Luke 7:1-10

Luke 7:1-10 Wouldn’t it have been nice to read about an interview with the Roman centurion after his slave was healed? To hear what he might have said about Jesus? There are so many things about “the rest of the story” that it would be… Continue reading

Luke 7:1-10

Luke 7:1-10 As in the first lesson for this week, we are here introduced to another foreigner to the people of Israel, a Roman soldier, a centurion, who has a slave that he loves and is near death. This centurion must have been a very… Continue reading

Galatians 1:1-12 (NRSV)

Galatians 1:1-12 (NRSV) 1 Paul an apostle—sent neither by human commission nor from human authorities, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the members of God’s family who are with me, To the churches of… Continue reading

Psalm 96:1-9

Psalm 96:1-9 “Sing to the Lord a new song.” Every time there was a new psalm for the people of Israel, there was a new song, with a new reason for singing. The reason for singing: “I sing because I’m happy, I sing because I’m… Continue reading

1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43

1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 The passage for today from 1 Kings is one that shows the wideness of God’s mercy in the Old Testament. It is seen in the outlook of Solomon, the builder of the temple and the third king of Israel. Solomon is… Continue reading

Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy, merciful and mighty! God in three persons, blessed Trinity! Holy, holy, holy! All the saints adore thee, casting down their golden crowns around the glassy sea;… Continue reading

Come, Join the Dance of Trinity

Come, Join the Dance of Trinity “Trinity” and “Dancing.” I suspect that those are not two words that we are used to using in the same breath. But here they are together in this hymn. It invites us to imaginatively capture the implications of the… Continue reading

John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15 You are caught up into the Trinity. What God is about in this world includes you. But surprise, surprise, Jesus tells us here that unpacking that “truth” is not like unpacking a box that has arrived in the mail. It is more like… Continue reading

John 16:12-15

John 16:12-15 This week we continue to celebrate the God we worship by focusing on the word “Trinity”—surprisingly a word that never occurs in the Bible. The word “Trinity” comes from later reflection of people of faith through the years as they have sought to… Continue reading

Romans 5:1-5

Romans 5:1-5 Let’s face it. Being boastful is probably not on the list of our favorite Christian virtues, or at least we feel a bit guilty about it. But here in Romans the Apostle Paul urges us—twice in fact—to take a risk and be boastful.… Continue reading