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Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 officially Hebrews 13:1-16, really What makes a good relationship? Stay on good terms with each other and take care of the love that exists between you. Be hospitable. I’m not good at this and have it always … Continue reading
Psalm 81 (p. 803, United Methodist Hymnal) The lectionary says to read verses 1 and 5b-10. I say why not read verses 1-16, which is all of them. It’s a party with praise and music. The celebration is to remember what … Continue reading
Jeremiah 2:4-13 God brought Israel out of Egyptian slavery but the people soon forgot. God brought Israel to a beautiful and bountiful land but the people destroyed it. God appointed priests and prophets to take care of his people but … Continue reading
Hebrews 12:18-29 Old Testament Times, New Testament Times Living Under the Law, Living by Grace Inferior animal sacrifices for atonement of sin, the once and for all perfect sacrifice of Jesus These verses remind us that in the Old Testament, … Continue reading
Luke 13:10-17 The synagogue had rules. The Jewish people had rules. Their salvation depended on following the letter of the law. And the Lord said to Moses, “Say to the people of Israel, ‘You shall keep my sabbaths, for this … Continue reading
Psalm 71:1-6, page 794 in the United Methodist Hymnal. The Lectionary says the first line of Martin Luther’s “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” can be sung as the response. I’ve always liked that hymn, partly because it was written by … Continue reading