April 20, 2014
A Beautiful Easter
Psalm 90:13b-17 and Matthew 28:1-10
In our world there is so much that is beautiful and good. We need to see it. Easter is the message that there is a beauty in each of us as well. Let’s see it and then live it out in a beautiful life that reflects Christ. And let us also see the beauty that is in God Himself in His relationship to those He has created and recreated in Christ our risen Lord.
April 26-27, 2014
Love Works: Words that Build
Matthew 26:6-13 and 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a
Love works, and love is work—good work. Jesus loved us so much He was willing to give His life for us. And in doing so, He affirmed us. With His words, He tells us in many ways of this life-giving love. In the Gospel lesson, Mary gave a great gift to Jesus, anointing His head with oil before His death on the cross. The disciples scoffed at her. Jesus praised her. The gift she gave was returned by Jesus with words that built her up. The gift Jesus was about to give her (and you) on that cross would one day raise her up.