CategorySunday Preview

Weekly previews of the scripture for the upcoming Sunday, with preaching and home devotional questions for your reflection.

Seventh Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Can you believe it is already the seventh Sunday of Easter? We’ve been raising our alleluia shouts about the resurrection for seven weeks now and are no less excited this week than we were on Easter Sunday! This week, Jesus leaves the disciples, and us, with a…

Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” With one week left to shout our Easter alleluias, we continue our cries of joy! This week, we hear Jesus talk to his disciples about abiding in love. We may think of the servant-love of Jesus in many situations, but John’s call here seems to guide us…

Fifth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Week five of the season of Easter and our Alleluias haven’t given out yet! Jesus, in our reading from the Gospel of John this week, tells us that he has the true vine, God is the vinegrower, and that we are the branches. If we abide in…

Fourth Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Can you believe it’s still Easter? We celebrate Jesus’ resurrection for seven whole weeks and this is week four, alleluia! This week we speak of Jesus the Good Shepherd who bring us to life. Jesus, the shepherd, guides we sheep along the way we should go, keeping…

Third Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Yep! It’s still Easter! Three weeks in and four weeks left to celebrate the resurrection! This week Luke tells us how Jesus appeared among the disciples and opens their minds to understand him as the Messiah. Jesus also shares food with the disciples which calls to mind…

Second Sunday of Easter

“Alleluia! Christ is Risen!”“Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Our Easter shout continues this week. Easter is a week of weeks (7 Sundays) and acts as a Sunday to the year. Fifty days of easter in a year of about 350 days is about 1/7th of the year. This year during this season we celebrate the…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

“Unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.” Jesus sends a clear message in today’s reading from the Gospel of John: those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will…

Fourth Sunday in Lent

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” In the same way that Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness to heal the people, this year’s fourth Sunday in Lent has us looking to Jesus lifted…

Third Sunday in Lent

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” This third Sunday in Lent, upon seeing the temple overrun by money changers and by those who would turn it into a marketplace where things are bought and sold, we see Jesus call out the church on their sins by overturning tables and…