April 14, 2014: Acceptance

John 12:24 NRSV Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. My father used to save all kinds of seeds from the produce of his crops. He would put them on a flat, dry surface...

April 13, 2014: Important Wisdom

2 Timothy 4:4-8  NRSV 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths. 5 As for you, always be sober, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, carry out your ministry fully. 6 As for me, I am already being poured out as a libation, and...

April 12, 2014: The Bread and the Cup

Matt 26: 26-29 NRSV “During the meal, Jesus took and blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples: Take, eat. This is my body. Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them: Drink this, all of you. This is my blood, God’s new covenant poured out for...

April 11, 2014: Reborn By Grace (Part II)

John 18: 10-11 King James Version “Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My...

April 10, 2014: Reborn By Grace (Part I)

John 18: 10-11 King James Version “Then Simon Peter, having a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant and cut off his right ear. The servant’s name was Malchus. Then Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My...

April 9, 2014: Fill My Cup, Lord!

John 4:7-14 NRSV 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” 8 (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” (Jews do not...

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