Weekly Word – 12.20.20

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.    He makes me lie down in green pastures.He leads me beside still waters.    He restores my soul.He leads me in paths of righteousness    for his name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,    I will fear no evil,for you are with me;    your rod and your staff,    they comfort me.You prepare a table before me    in the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil;    my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow …

Weekly Word – 12.13.20

“Aware of this, Jesus withdrew from that place. A large crowd followed him, and he healed all who were ill.  He warned them not to tell others about him. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “Here is my servant whom I have chosen,    the one I love, in whom I delight;I will put my Spirit on him,    and he will proclaim …

Weekly Word – 12.6.20

“When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.  And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb.  And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”  And looking up, …

Weekly Word – 11.29.20

And as soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. And they bound Jesus and led him away and delivered him over to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” And he answered him, “You have said so.” And the chief priests accused him of many things. And Pilate again asked him, “Have you …

Weekly Word – 11.22.20

And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together. And Peter had followed him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he was sitting with the guards and warming himself at the fire. Now the chief priests and the whole council were seeking testimony against Jesus to put him to death, but …

Weekly Word – 11.8.20

“On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”  So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet …

Weekly Word – 10.18.20

 “As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”  “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No one is good—except God alone.  You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall …

Weekly Word – 10.11.20

“After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them,  and his clothes became dazzling—extremely white as no launderer on earth could whiten them.  Elijah appeared to them with Moses, and they were talking with Jesus.  Peter said to Jesus, “Rabbi, it’s good for us to be here. Let’s set up three shelters: one for you, one for …

Weekly Word – 10.4.20

“And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.”  And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.”  And he strictly charged them …

Weekly Word – 9.20.20

“A Beautiful King” – Week 7 Now when the Pharisees gathered to him, with some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem,  they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed.  (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash their hands properly, holding to the tradition of the elders,  and when they come from …