Weekly word/ sorted by season

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


"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."-Jesus
March 22, 2020
John 9:1-41
Lent 4

A Well in Wuhan

A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
March 15, 2020
John 4:5-42
Lent 3

Second Half of Life

'You must be born from above." - Jesus to Nicodemus
March 8, 2020
John 3:1-17
Lent 2

With Jesus in the Wilderness

March 1, 2020
Matthew 4:1-11
Lent 1

Stepping Over a Thin Line

Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
February 23, 2020
Matthew 17:1-9
Epiphany 7
Transfiguration Sunday

Choosing Life

"See, I have set before you, life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life..." - Moses
February 16, 2020
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Epiphany 6

Already Light

"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven" - Jesus
February 9, 2020
Matthew 5:13-20
Isaiah 58:6-8
Epiphany 5

Folly and Wisdom

"the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing" - the Apostle Paul
February 2, 2014
Matthew 5:1-12
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Epiphany 4

Following Jesus

Immediately they left their nets and followed Jesus - Matthew 4:20
January 26, 2020
Matthew 4:12-23
Epiphany 3

Can I be a disciple?

"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" - John the Baptist to his disciples about Jesus
January 19, 2020
John 1:29-42
Epiphany 3

Entering the Journey Through Baptism

"Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him." - Matthew 3:13
January 12, 2020
Matthew 3:13-17
Epiphany 1
Baptism of our Lord

Perfect like Jesus

Jesus says, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me..."
January 5, 2020
Matthew 25:31-46
New Year

Why do the innocents suffer?

December 29, 2019
Matthew 2:13-23
Christmastide 1

Don't wait for an Angel to visit

"Joseph, being a righteous man and unwilling to expose her to public disgrace, planned to dismiss her quietly." - Matthew 1:9
December 22, 2019
Matthew 1:18-25
Matthew 18:9
Advent 4

The Chosen One

"My soul magnifies the Lord..." - Mary the mother of Jesus
December 15, 2019
Luke 1:26-38
Luke 2:1-14
Advent 3
Mary's Sunday

God's Kingdom: Latent and Invisible

He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear... - Isaiah 11:3
December 8, 2019
Isaiah 11:1-10
Matthew 3:1-12
Advent 2

The Mountain of the Lord

They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation...
December 1, 2019
Isaiah 2:1-5
Advent 1

A Different kind of King

"If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!"
November 24, 2019
Luke 23:33-43
Pentecost 29

Living with Chaos

Jesus says, “By your endurance, you will gain your soul."
November 17, 2019
Luke 21:5-19
James 4:13-14
Pentecost 23

Take Courage

"Take courage, all you people of the land. For I am with you," says the LORD of hosts.
November 10, 2019
Haggai 1:15 to 2:9
Luke 20:27-38
Pentecost 22