The Gospel of Luke 10:25-37 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and withContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 10:25-37: 5th Sunday after Pentecost, 10 July 2022”
Today as our country is in turmoil and the world is reeling with war, we need to offer our prayers to God for the ability to have our freedom. A prayer for the Fourth of July PRAYER: Gracious God, on this day in which Americans celebrate our independence, we offer prayers for our country andContinue reading “Reflection on the Fourth of July 2022”
The Gospel of Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 The Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborersContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 10:1-11, 16-20, Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: July 3, 2022 “
Gospel of Luke 9:51-62 When the days drew near for Jesus to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him; but they did not receive him, because his face wasContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 9:51-62: Third Sunday after Pentecost, June 26 2022 “
Including thoughts from the Epistle of Galatians 3:23-29: Second Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel of Luke 8:26-39 Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had wornContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 8:26-39: Second Sunday after Pentecost, June,19 2023 “
The Gospel of Gospel of John 16:12-15 Jesus said to the disciples, “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own, but will speak whatever he hears,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of John 16:12-15: Trinity Sunday, June 12, 2022”
Gospel of John 14:8-17 (25-27) Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father’?Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of John 14:8-17 (25-27): Day of Pentecost, June 5, 2022”
The Gospel of John 17:20-26 Jesus prayed for his disciples, and then he said. “I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may theyContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of John 17:20-26: Seventh Sunday of Easter May 29, 2022”
Reflection for Ascension Day May 26, 2022 New Testament Lesson Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus did and taught from the beginning until the day when he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. After hisContinue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of Luke 24:44-53; Ascension Day. May 26, 2022”
Gospel of John 14:23-29 Jesus said to Judas (not Iscariot), “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine,Continue reading “Reflection on the Gospel of John 14:23-29: Sixth Sunday of Easter 22 May 22, 2022”
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