Breaking the Five-Year Slump
The Devil knows your weaknesses, and he will work them. So, I would like to offer some hard-won advice on how to persevere in this cosmic wrestling match.
Old Testament: Genesis 1:1-2:4a (Trinity Sunday: Series A)
Before the Fall the waters were one dimensional—they gave life. After the Fall, another dimension is added. The waters kill/drown and they give life. This becomes the New Testament language of Baptism.
Epistle: Acts 2:14a, 22-36 (Trinity Sunday: Series A)
Peter’s monumental sermon on Pentecost declares the kingdom purposes and divine saving work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit which culminate in the new world order with Christ in charge, governing in the power of the Spirit.
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 (Trinity Sunday: Series A)
The Lord, who is with us, retains authority over us. His promise calls for trust and obedience.
When Preachers Fall Silent: Pandemic and Missed Opportunities
It is through the locatedness of the Church that one anchors faith in Christ and the sure hope we are not alone, and God is for us and with us through Jesus.