July 3, 2016

Reading 1 Peter 2:16-17 (NRSV) Tomorrow is Independence Day in the USA. How fitting that today's reading talks about freedom. Notice, however, that the spiritual freedom we enjoy as part of God's family has limits. When we serve God, we are still free, but the author instructs us not to use freedom as a pretext … Continue reading July 3, 2016

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April 19, 2015

Reading Psalm 18:1-2; Isaiah 59:1-4; 1 Peter 1:3; John 4:22 (NRSV) Today's readings provide examples of the images of God presented in scripture. People have viewed God as a rock, fortress or refuge; as the judge who will condemn our sins; as the Father of Jesus who gives us new birth and hope through the … Continue reading April 19, 2015