The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 2:13-22
15 mins 44 secs
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This week, we will look at the Ten Commandments and Jesus' cleansing of the Temple: The beauty of the Law, and the completion and renewing of the law in the person and work of Jesus, Word of God Incarnate. When the Jewish leaders asked for a sign for the authority to clear the Temple, they were not expecting a crucifixion and resurrection. When the Greeks were looking for Logos, they were looking neither for a finite set of laws, nor a rabbi hanging on a tree. But as Paul in Corinthians writes: For the Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the Power of God and the wisdom of God. For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom, and God’s weakness stronger than human strength.
The Rev. Kimberley Talbot Pfeiler
Mark 9:2-9
19 mins 36 secs
Views: 137
Sometimes we look at something so often that we don’t really see it anymore. We accept it as true, incorporate it into our lives and stop noticing it anymore. But when our senses are dulled, we can miss the good stuff – and sometimes get into real trouble! This Sunday, halfway through Lent, Canon Kimberley Pfeiler returns to St. James, to take a fresh look at our reality, in the context of the Good News of John 3:14-21.
The Rev. Cindy Stansbury
John 12:20-33
16 mins 6 secs
Views: 93
During Lent this year, we have been reading and hearing the various covenants God has made with his chosen people. This Sunday we hear the Old Testament prophesy of the New Covenant, accomplished by the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. No longer shall they teach one another, or say to each other, "Know the LORD," for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, says the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and remember their sin no more.
The Rev. Carole Anderson
Mark 15:1-39
9 mins 15 secs
Views: 73
Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday is the beginning of Holy Week. We will hear the Passion according to Mark and have a preview of Good Friday. As our journey through Lent comes to an end, how are we doing? Are we ready to walk with Jesus through this last week of his life on earth? Are we prepared for His greatest sacrifice? Journey with us and find out how the rest of the story ends.
Tonight, we focus on the Last Supper, with echoes of Passover, and Jesus’ final discourse with his disciples.
The Rev. Carole Anderson
John 18:1-19:42
9 mins 13 secs
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Friday, we focus on the Passion and the bleakness of the disciples despair in the face of the death of all their hope.