March 11-17, Mark 9-11 This week’s reading starts with two contrasting stories. The first is the Transfiguration story. Transfiguration moments happen in life when, in the journey of discipleship, our stories become one with the story of God’s Kingdom. The second, and contrasting story, is the disciples’ failure to help a young boy afflicted by demons. … Continue reading Lenten Bible Study, Week 4
McKendree Church Lenten Bible Study, 2018 Gospel of Mark This year for Lent we are encouraging everyone to read through the Gospel of Mark. Each week we will have reading suggestions and questions for you to think about. No quizzes, no tests -- you won't be graded or asked to write an essay! This is … Continue reading Lenten Bible Study, Week 3
Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God, As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical and contextually conscious followers of Jesus Christ, I want to express thanks for your commitment to this Lenten Season for self-examination, forgiveness, and repentance. God’s direction for humanity is to be a reflection of … Continue reading Sabbath is for our total well-being!
Mark 1:9-15 New International Version Based on another tragic gun incident, we as followers of Jesus find ourselves in the wilderness again. Another 17 killed this time in Florida and another community devastated and looking for answers. What should we do and how should we respond in these wilderness moments? “Solitude is the place of … Continue reading Wonder in the Wilderness!
Greetings Holy, Healthy and Happy People of God, As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical and contextually conscious followers of Jesus Christ, my heart breaks for the 17 victims from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida earlier this week. This is an egregious act of pure evil … Continue reading In moments of tragedy, also look for the triumph of Christ!