The Rev. Kimberley Talbot Pfeiler
John 3:1-17
15 mins 30 secs
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Jesus tells Nicodemus he must be born again.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 3:1-17
10 mins 3 secs
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This week's Gospel is John 3:1-17. Nicodemus comes to see Jesus one evening and learns he must be born from above to understand Jesus and the work that Jesus is undertaking. Being born from above, or born again, is the moment when life changes for us in our relationship with God. For some it comes suddenly and for others it is a slowly growing awareness of God's presence, love, and forgiveness. However it happens it is life changing and joy bringing. It brings satisfaction, you know the satisfaction the Rolling Stones couldn't find. This Sunday we will reflect on this new life and pray our way more fully into it.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 3:1-17
16 mins 16 secs
Views: 92
In the midst of Lent, the season in which we contemplate ashes, mortality, repentance, fasting, and penitence, this Sunday we read about blessings, protection, faith, mercy and being born of the spirit. Our readings culminate in the book of John with a familiar passage: And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. "Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:14-16 Come join us this week to continue the adventure of a Holy Lent.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 3:1-6
14 mins 45 secs
Views: 75
This week, our readings center on baptism: on being born again by water and spirit; on new hearts and new spirit; on new creations and new ministries; on new access to the presence and peace of God. In baptism we share in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We repent of our sins and leave behind the false idols and identities we have collected, and receive instead our new identity as member of Christ, beloved of God and redeemed. Each week we proclaim the creed to refresh our memory of who we are, by proclaiming the God who defines our new identity.
The Very Rev. Ed McNeill
John 3:14-21
10 mins 2 secs
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Do you squint? Walking out of the shade into full Sun takes a bit of adjustment. Driving out of a dark tunnel into bright daylight takes trust as ones eye's are somewhat blinded by the contrast. Likewise coming to the Light of Jesus from the darkness of a life apart from God is momentarily painful. We are often stuck in that place between desire and fear. Desire of all that is good and fear of the pain of obtaining it. Obtaining it always involves loss. After the process we are thankful but if we're honest the process, while freeing, isn't easy. On Sunday I'll be talking about our basic human condition, God's simple plan for it, the ways people seek an easier option, and the one thing we must do to engage the plan.