A quote from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” reminded me of a familiar passage from John 1 that is used in worship around this time of year. May the words give us hope as we transition from one year to the next.
John 3:16 is the most famous Bible verse of all time. It was obviously said to a large group of people in a public place who then took it and ran with it immediately… Right?
Feel like you’re being pruned by God? It doesn’t automatically mean you’re not being fruitful.
Interwoven readings of John 10:11-18 and 1 John 3:16-24, the Gospel and New Testament lectionary texts for the Third Sunday After Easter in three translations (NRSV, CEB, and The Message).
While consumerism is the wrong approach to church, from the very beginning (literally with “Doubting” Thomas during the week after the resurrection) people have had personal expectations and requirements. As that bar seems to get higher, how do we respond?