Matthew 6:5-15, New Revised Standard Version Prayer is the simplistic way to connect and communicate with God. Jesus practiced it with perfection. The disciples asked for Jesus to teach them and Jesus responds with a gift of discernment and power. So when Jesus offers the disciples another spiritual discipline, he is giving them the gift … Continue reading What to Do When Life is Complicated!
Matthew 28:1-10, Common English Bible Think about that last time you were afraid? Where were you? Were you alone or with someone? Did you stop and stare or keep going? Jesus is gone! He is dead and now buried. Who in their right mind would not be afraid or fearful of what is to happen … Continue reading Death is Defeated!
Matthew 21:1-11, Common English Bible Palm Sunday is significant both to the Jewish and Christian traditions. For the Jewish tradition it begins the celebration of the Passover and for Christians it begins Holy Week. However, Christians often miss the opportunity to highlight the Jewishness of this week. Although we Christians celebrate with the waving of … Continue reading A Moral Procession!
Matthew 14:22-33 Common English Bible Storms are a way of life. Without storms there would be no appreciation of the security that comes with a relationship with Jesus Christ. So we never should shy away from storms, we should engage and endure them with an expectation that our Savior is waiting for us. The key … Continue reading Risk Taking Friends!
As I write this eNote to our faithful and devoted community of radical followers of Jesus Christ, I want to invite us to engage in an authentic conversation about our identity, the identity of the other, the neighbor, the immigrant, and the foreigner. Before we jump into taking sides, let us be clear that America … Continue reading Rise Up and Help Redeem the Now!