Sunday, February 18, 2018

Rites and Ritual

Lent 1

John 11: 1-44  Jesus Weeps

    Anthropologists ponder when in the social development of the human being did we become truly “human” – different from other mammals. Many point to the early rituals and rites of passage humans used to mark our journey in relationship to age, community, birth and death. One thing that unites humans is the universal seeking for meaning and safety. Rituals and rites of passage help us transition from child to adult to elder, from dependent to independent and from life to life after death. We will be exploring today how we see these in Jesus’ life, especially as he began his journey towards death.
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Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Truth Shall Set You Free!

    John 9:1-41 A man born blind receives sight

    They say that seeing is believing, yet for many of us, we have never seen Jesus, or God and still believe. As we hear the story of Jesus healing the blind man, we need to resist the urge to base our faith on miracles seen. We don’t need to SEE Jesus to have a relationship with Jesus. When we trust in God, we can be open and honest. When we tell the truth we are no longer blinded and can see each other and the world as God does. Come and see, as if for the first time!
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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Picture taken by Rev. Karen Bridges in Sept 2017 Botswana
  • John 3: 1-21 Nicodemus Visits Jesus
Sometimes it is just as important to recognize that which is not said as well as that which is said. Sometimes it is hard to accept our failures and frailties, the truth is that God knows them already, and God is still with us, still listening to us, still walking with us, and still loving us. Sometimes we don’t immediately recognize truth spoken, but through discernment we come to a deeper understanding. What truths will be revealed to you?
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