Weekly word/ sorted by season

From Mount Pisgah’s Lofty Height

The Lord said to Moses, "I have let you see the Promise Land with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there."
October 25, 2020
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Pentecost 21

Religion and Politics

Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's... - Jesus
October 18, 2020
Matthew 22:15-22
Pentecost 20

Love the One You’re With — NOT!

The people [of God] sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel. - Exodus 32:6
October 11, 2020
Exodus 32:1-14
Pentecost 23

The Secular Part of the 10 Commandments

You shall have no other gods before me.
October 4, 2020
Exodus 20:1-17
Pentecost 18

Question Authority?

"By what authority are you doing these things," the religious leaders asked Jesus
September 27, 2020
Matthew 21:23-32
Pentecost 17

Wilderness Lessons

Everyone complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness - Exodus 16:2
September 20, 2020
Exodus 16:2-15
Luke 10:25-37
Pentecost 16

Church vs Cult

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" - Jesus
September 6, 2020
Matthew 18
Pentecost 14
Labor Day


“I will go over and see this strange sight..." - Moses
August 30, 2020
Exodus 3:1-15
Pentecost 13

How Slavery Begins

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
August 23, 2020
Exodus 1:8-2:10
Genesis 41:46-47
Pentecost 12

Looking for Unity

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
August 16, 2020
Psalm 133
Pentecostt 11

Joseph and the Next Generation

When some Midianite traders passed by, the brothers drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him for twenty pieces of silver.
August 9, 2020
Genesis 37
Pentecost 10

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
August 2, 2020
Genesis 32:22-31
Pentecost 9

Do Morals Change?

When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?
July 26, 2020
Genesis 29:15-28
Pentecost 8

Jacob Moments

Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it! - Jacob
July 19, 2020
Genesis 28:10-19
Pentecost 7

Funny Kind of Farming

Listen! A sower went out to sow... - Jesus
July 12, 2020
Matthew 13:1-9
Pentecost 6

Work and Play

We played the flute for you, and you did not dance... - Jesus
July 5, 2020
Matthew 11:16-19
Pentecost 5

What I've Learned about Religion

June 28, 2020
Genesis 22:1-14
Pentecost 8

Why was Jesus Hated

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul - Jesus
June 16, 2020
Matthew 10:24-39
Pentecost 3

Jesus with the Crowds

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them
June 14, 2020
Matthew 9:35-10:23
Matthew 5:3-12
Pentecost 2
Black Lives Matter

Trinity: Then and Now

"Go to the ends of the earth and make disciples" - Jesus
June 7, 2020
Matthew 28:16-20
Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2

Two Pentecost Stories

"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven" - Jesus
May 31, 2020
John 20:19-23
Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost Sunday


[As they waited they] devoted themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus -Acts 1:14
May 24, 2020
Acts 1:1-14
Easter 7

Suffering for Doing the Right Thing

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God's will, than to suffer for doing evil. - 1 Peter 3:17
May 17, 2020
1 Peter 3:13-22
Easter 6

Early Check-in

"In my father’s house there are many mansions" - Jesus
May 10, 2020
John 14:1-14
Easter 5

A Golden Age

"Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple..." - Acts 2:46
May 3, 2020
Acts 2:42-47
Easter 4

Invisible Realities

"Live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear…" I Peter 1:17
April 26, 2020
1 Peter 1:17-23
Easter 3

Thomas on Zoom

"When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of..."
April 19, 2020
John 20:19-31
Easter 2

Liminal Space

Near where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb...
April 12, 2020
John 19:38-20:18

Crowded Palm Sunday and a Silent Easter

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road...
April 5, 2020
Matthew 21:1-11
Lent 6
Palm Sunday

Travel Restrictions

"Now a certain man was ill..." - John 11:1
March 29, 2020
John 11:1-35
Lent 5