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Once again, Jesus teaches his disciples about his coming suffering and death as he continues to teach them about his identity.
Jesus speaks of his coming suffering, death, and resurrection, challenging his disciples to reconfigure what they believe about him.
With clear reference to pronouncements about the rich and the poor from Proverbs, the writer exhorts his readers to perform charitable works as a sign of living faith.
All good gifts come from God, given to us as a sign of God’s love for us.
Confronted by the harsh power of Jesus’s words, many disciples doubt and turn away from him.
Paul tells the Ephesians to make the most of the time, acting wisely amid the foolishness around them.
David mourns the death of Absalom the hands of David’s general.
Nathan confronts David about his part in the death of Uriah and his relationship with Uriah’s wife.
This is the story of David’s sin with Bathsheba.
God promises David that God will establish his reign in Israel forever.
With great celebration, God’s chest is brought back to Jerusalem in triumph.
Jesus experiences rejection in his hometown and then commissions his disciples to go forth to preach and to heal.
Jesus and his disciples make their way back across the Sea of Galilee where Jesus heals the daughter of leader of the synagogue. He also heals a woman with a flow of blood.
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.