Advent 1, 2023 BIBLE MOMENT

HOPE Beloved Saints and Friends, we begin by thanking the Lord for bringing us full circle to another Advent Season.   As you might be aware, each of the four weeks of Advent has a specific theme.  This first week focuses on the theme of “Hope.” Specifically, ‘Finding hope in the …

Unearthing our talents for the Kingdom

Matthew 25: 14 -30 Moment to Ponder This is one of a series of parables recorded in Matthew where Jesus tells about the future.  The focus of the parable of the talents is not on the master’s journey, but what the servants did while he was away.  In trust, each …

It Is Well With my Soul

Bible Moment – Verse Psalm 46: 1-3(NRSVUE) God is our refuge and strength,a very present help in trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea,though its waters roar and foam,though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Take a Moment …

God refreshes if we follow God’s ways

Bible Verse “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis. Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle, humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me. (Matthew …

Bible Moment: Discerning His Spirit

Matthew 7:21-23 NIV “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive …

Bible Moment: A new Commandment I give you.

“Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) Take a Moment to Ponder Our country continues to spiral in its downward trend due to heinous acts of crime and violence. We continue to experience unabated violence because …

Bible Moment

Through the Love of God, no longer will we die, but by believing in Him, we will live forever – Ephesians 2:3-10 The word grace refers to an abundance of love, manifested in undeserved favour. So, when we talk about God’s grace, we are saying that no matter how much …

Bible Moment – Discerning divine direction

Matthew 2:12-But being warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route. Take a Moment to Ponder In the season of Lent, we are called to repentance and penitence. We are encouraged to walk in Jesus’ steps and to …

Lenten Contemplations

Jesus is tested by the devil. Matthew 4:1-11 (NRSV) Each year one of the Lenten readings that captivate us is the story of Jesus being tempted by satan. The story sets the stage for Jesus to be alone in the wilderness, alone to ponder, meditate, reflect, and pray on the …

A Life of faithfulness

The Lord has need of it… (Mk 11:3) Take a Moment to Ponder Today we commemorate the life of Absalom Jones the first black priest in the Episcopal Church (Anglican) in the United States. Born in the late 1700s when enslavement was still present in his country and with a …