• DIG A LITTLE DEEPER

    This Sunday is the 10th Sunday after Pentecost. The assigned scriptures from the Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel texts requires us to “dig a little deeper” than surface reading to discover the full meaning and intent of those passages. Answers to life’s most difficult questions are not found in the...

  • NO CONDEMNATION MEANS NO CONDEMNATION!

    This Sunday is the 6th Sunday after Pentecost and the 2nd Sunday after Independence Day in America. And the assigned sacred text from the Epistle and Gospel teach us and invite us to a new kind of independence and freedom. “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are...

  • REAL FREEDOM THAT UPHOLDS ALL

    This weekend is Independence Weekend. We are celebrating the 244th anniversary of our nation’s independence and freedom. The COVID-19 pandemic will alter the manner we celebrate from large gatherings of picnics and fireworks to smaller intimate gatherings that include mask wearing and social distancing, Since we will be commemorating this...

  • FREQUENTLY WRONG BUT NEVER IN DOUBT

    Sunday is the Second Sunday after Pentecost. The multilingual nature of the Pentecost experience was God equipping God’s church with the power of God’s Spirit so that we might live out the two greatest commandments among people everywhere! In the assigned sacred text from Acts 5 is an example of...

  • MAKE US ONE

    Sunday we observe Trinity Sunday, the day commemorates the Trinity: “Father, Son and Holy Ghost,” or more inclusively, “Creator, Christ and Holy Spirit.” It is commemorated on the 8th Sunday after Easter. Since Pentecost falls on the 7th Sunday after Easter, Trinity Sunday always follows Pentecost Sunday. On this day,...

  • PENTECOST PEACE IN A PANDEMIC

    This Sunday is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the Christian Church. The liturgical color is red which symbolizes the presence of God in the person of the Holy Spirit. Growing up in the Pentecost Holiness Church, we only observed 3 liturgical seasons Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost. By far the most...

  • GOD IS STILL ON THE JOB AND YOU SHOULD BE TOO

    This week is the Sunday after the Ascension of Jesus, which is observed on the Thursday, 10 days before observation of the Day of Pentecost. This Sunday is also Memorial Day Weekend. Memorial Day, previously called “Decoration Day,” honors and mourns on the last Monday in May, the military personnel...

  • OFFERING HOPE IN THESE TROUBLED TIMES

    This Sunday is the Sixth Sunday of Easter. While every Sunday is a celebration of The Resurrection, the liturgical season of “Easter” ends in a couple of weeks with the beginning of the liturgical season of “Pentecost.” Having gone through the seasons (Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent and Easter), reflecting the...

  • “GOD IS LIKE …!”

    This Sunday is the Fifth Sunday of Easter. It is also Mother’s Day. I want to wish all Mothers and those serving in maternal roles “A Happy Mother’s Day.” One of the most common questions people have about God is “what is God like?” Every culture in the history of...

  • Gentle Shepherd, Come and Lead Us

    This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Easter. It is also known as Good Shepherd Sunday as the sacred texts assigned are the familiar Psalms 23 and John 10. They say that “variety is the spice of life” and I suspect it is true. Yet, the many choices that stand...