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Easter Sunday-When Words Fall Short

When Words Fall Short READ JOHN 20:1-18 Together as a Christian community, we have come to the end of our solemn preparations for Easter, much like Mary’s sorrow ended when she saw Jesus by the empty tomb. Perhaps one thing we’ve noticed this season, especially if we’ve been reading these Words Matter reflections, is how…

Palm Sunday-Historical and Cultural Contexts of Words

Historical and Cultural Contexts of Words READ MATTHEW 21:1-11 Matthew, like all the evangelists, has a particular audience in mind as he writes his Gospel. It is generally agreed that Matthew is writing to the Jewish-Christian audience, some of the first Jews to recognize Jesus as the Messiah. His readers, then, would have been familiar…

Rainbow, After Storm

Hurricane Irma Recovery Prayer

A prayer from Rev. Dan DeBevoise, Park Lake Presbyterian, Orlando as we start to recover from the storm: Almighty, everlasting God, with the psalmist we declare: “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart…

Monday March 13, 2017

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. My father-in-law, who as a Christian identified primarily with the Catholic Church, loved gathering with the church no matter its branch of the…

Friday March 10, 2017

Romans 1:17 “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, The righteous shall live by faith.”  Christians live by faith. In our daily journey through life we are guided by reason, intelligence, preferences, biology. But for the Christian underneath them all is the guidance of faith…

Thursday March 9, 2017

Romans 1:12 “…so that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”  One of the reasons Christians gather together in churches is to be an encouragement to each other. In part we are encouraged through neighborliness, kindness, the support of companionship and friendship. But in part we are supported by seeing…