We take a brief detour into the Luke reading this week and find Jesus encouraging us to bring our experiences of injustice, our frustration, our pain to God in prayer. We are invited and instructed to assault God with our prayers. Will we do so? Or will we lose faith?
We talk about faith. What is faith? What does God ask of us in terms of faith? What does faith do in us?
Paul brings our attention to the resurrection of the dead, and we are reminded that our hope is not to “go to heaven” when we die, but to experience bodily resurrection, like Christ.
Jumping to 1 Corinthians 15, Paul brings our focus to the bodily death and resurrection of Jesus.
Josh shares his testimony, reflecting on his journey through doubt and into a deeper, intellectually engaged faith.
Jesus shows the disciples the wounds in his hands and the wound in his side, and when they see the wounds, they come to believe. We discuss trauma, grief, and what it means that in Jesus, woundedness has been made holy.
In this third week of Advent, we look at yet another incredible passage from the book of Isaiah. We talk about the distance that we sometimes find between the promises we pronounce and the reality we see in the church, and we are challenged to wait with expectancy for the time when the promises will…
We jump back into Matthew this week, looking at the very last passage in the book. The disciples encounter the risen Christ, responding with both worship and doubt, and Jesus leaves them (and us) with what is often called “the great commission.”
After walking through the Passion Narrative in Matthew as a congregation, we look at Psalm 31, which the lectionary pairs with this story. What is the significance of hearing such a hopeful Psalm in the context of crucifixion?