Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Living Water

In chapter 4 of John’s Gospel, Jesus has left Judea to come into the region of Samaria.  John 4:1-3 reads, “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee.  And he had …

Lent Midweek 2 – The Apostles Creed

In Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he reminds the congregation that he delivered to them the Gospel which he had received (1 Corinthians 15:1-28).  This message “of first importance” is “that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures,” and that he appeared to many, …

Lent Midweek 1 – The Ten Commandments

During the season of Lent, I’ll be doing a post each midweek about a topic related to the season.  This week’s post is about the Ten Commandments. Deuteronomy 5:6-21 contains the Ten Commandments, known as the “Ten Words” (or Decalogue) by the Israelites.  The word “Deuteronomy” itself means “second law.”  This name comes from the fact that the book of Deuteronomy is …