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One evening, while Jesus and his disciples were crossing the sea together, there was a great storm, and the disciples were afraid. “Do you not care that we are perishing?” they asked. Jesus stilled the storm, then asked, “Why are you afraid? Have you still no faith?”
After the failure of Saul, Samuel seeks out a new king for Israel, anointing David, the youngest son of Jesse.
Jesus causes disruption and controversy, not only among the religious leaders, but also among his own family.
One night, a man named Nicodemus comes to Jesus, inquiring about his message. Jesus tells Nicodemus that God’s Son comes into the world as a gift of God to the world.
Gathered together in Jerusalem on the Jewish festival of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit comes upon the followers of Christ and propels them into the streets speaking the languages of the earth and astonishing the inhabitants of the city.
Jesus makes clear what is and what is not the disciples’ role. It is not for them to know the Father’s schedule for bringing the kingdom into its fullness. It is for them to be Jesus’ witnesses throughout the world, under the power of the Holy Spirit.
We honor and celebrate our Mothers and all the Mother figures in our lives who were strong positive roll models.
Philip goes out to the desert and there meets an Ethiopian.
Christ calls himself “the good shepherd.” The good shepherd speaks, and the sheep know the voice of the shepherd.
The fearful disciples are surprised by the risen Christ coming and standing among them, commissioning them as his witnesses.
On Easter evening the disciples of Jesus gather behind locked doors. Despite their fears, the risen Christ comes to them and stands among them.
Although the women came to the cemetery early in the morning expecting to find the body of Jesus entombed there, a young man in white proclaims to them, “Jesus is not here! He has gone before you to Galilee.”
The Passion Story told thru scripture and song from the betrayal and arrest of Jesus to his ultimate sacrifice by Crucifixion.
Maundy Thursday commemorates the Last Supper, also known as the Lord's supper or communion. At the Last Supper with his disciples, Jesus breaks bread, saying, "This is my body," and pours wine, saying, "This is my blood." He then asks the disciples to "Do this in remembrance of me. While Jesus prepares for his ultimate sacrifice, he raises the definition of love saying, "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another" (John 13:34)."
Mark’s Passion narrative begins by finding a room for the Passover meal and ends with Jesus’s burial in a borrowed tomb.