In The Know… (THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/27/2019

LET’s GO2 WORK…

Thank you for the sounds of your presence this day of Christian worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Thank you for scripture, music, and prayer.  May my beating heart and rhythmic breath also become worship songs of life and love.  Amen.

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THE HOLY GOSPEL…

Luke 4:14-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry

14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.

The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth

16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
        to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
    and recovery of sight to the blind,
        to let the oppressed go free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

thank you 1.26-27.2019

YEAH.

 

In The Know… (WEEK OF THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

TELL ME WHY!!!

1/25-26/19

REALLY… WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH NEW YORK???

WHY DID THEY PASS THAT ABORTION BILL???

REALLY… TELL ME!!!

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A READING FOR YOU… 

Galatians 1:11-24 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

11 For I want you to know, brothers and sisters,[a] that the gospel that was proclaimed by me is not of human origin; 12 for I did not receive it from a human source, nor was I taught it, but I received it through a revelation of Jesus Christ.

13 You have heard, no doubt, of my earlier life in Judaism. I was violently persecuting the church of God and was trying to destroy it. 14 I advanced in Judaism beyond many among my people of the same age, for I was far more zealous for the traditions of my ancestors. 15 But when God, who had set me apart before I was born and called me through his grace, was pleased 16 to reveal his Son to me,[b] so that I might proclaim him among the Gentiles, I did not confer with any human being, 17 nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were already apostles before me, but I went away at once into Arabia, and afterwards I returned to Damascus.

18 Then after three years I did go up to Jerusalem to visit Cephas and stayed with him fifteen days; 19 but I did not see any other apostle except James the Lord’s brother. 20 In what I am writing to you, before God, I do not lie! 21 Then I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia, 22 and I was still unknown by sight to the churches of Judea that are in Christ; 23 they only heard it said, “The one who formerly was persecuting us is now proclaiming the faith he once tried to destroy.” 24 And they glorified God because of me.

LET’s GO2 THAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

YEAH.

In The Know… (WEEK OF THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

INTERESTING… (open here)

1/24-25/19

Last night, I went to a discussion about microaggressions… IT WAS VERY INTERESTING…

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i WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A PSALM WITH YOU THAT MY PASTOR TURNS INTO A PRAYER.  WE PRAY WITH HER BEFORE THE SERMON.

Psalm 19

God’s Glory in Creation and the Law

The heavens are telling the glory of God;
    and the firmament[a] proclaims his handiwork.
Day to day pours forth speech,
    and night to night declares knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
    their voice is not heard;
yet their voice[b] goes out through all the earth,
    and their words to the end of the world.

In the heavens[c] he has set a tent for the sun,
which comes out like a bridegroom from his wedding canopy,
    and like a strong man runs its course with joy.
Its rising is from the end of the heavens,
    and its circuit to the end of them;
    and nothing is hid from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect,
    reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure,
    making wise the simple;
the precepts of the Lord are right,
    rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear,
    enlightening the eyes;
the fear of the Lord is pure,
    enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true
    and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
    even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey,
    and drippings of the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is your servant warned;
    in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can detect their errors?
    Clear me from hidden faults.
13 Keep back your servant also from the insolent;[d]
    do not let them have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
    and innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
    be acceptable to you,
    Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

SHE TURNS THE WORDS “MY ROCK AND MY REDEEMER” INTO “our Rock and our Redeemer”…

IT’S BEAUTIFUL.

Let’s READ that GOSPEL.

YEAH.

In The Know… (WEEK OF THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

PREACHING TO THE CHOIR… (thank you)

1/22-23/19

 

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS MEANT BY THE TERM “PREACHING TO THE CHOIR”???

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i DID A GOOGLE SEARCH AND FOUND THIS ANSWER (lol… technology)

If you say that someone is preaching to the choir, you mean that they are presenting an argument or opinion to people who already agree with it.

i want to thank my church for supplying me with this liturgy…

Luke 5:33-39 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Question about Fasting

33 Then they said to him, “John’s disciples, like the disciples of the Pharisees, frequently fast and pray, but your disciples eat and drink.” 34 Jesus said to them, “You cannot make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” 36 He also told them a parable: “No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37 And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38 But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39 And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, ‘The old is good.’”

YEAH.

#WEDNESDAYWISDOM

In The Know… (WEEK OF THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

PUTTING ON THAT ARMOR…

1/22-23/19

i HAD AN AWESOME WORKOUT THIS MORNING…

thank you 1.22.2019

(it would be awesome if I can share this scripture with you)

Song of Solomon 4:1-8 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Bride’s Beauty Extolled

How beautiful you are, my love,
    how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
    behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
    moving down the slopes of Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of shorn ewes
    that have come up from the washing,
all of which bear twins,
    and not one among them is bereaved.
Your lips are like a crimson thread,
    and your mouth is lovely.
Your cheeks are like halves of a pomegranate
    behind your veil.
Your neck is like the tower of David,
    built in courses;
on it hang a thousand bucklers,
    all of them shields of warriors.
Your two breasts are like two fawns,
    twins of a gazelle,
    that feed among the lilies.
Until the day breathes
    and the shadows flee,
I will hasten to the mountain of myrrh
    and the hill of frankincense.
You are altogether beautiful, my love;
    there is no flaw in you.
Come with me from Lebanon, my bride;
    come with me from Lebanon.
Depart[a] from the peak of Amana,
    from the peak of Senir and Hermon,
from the dens of lions,
    from the mountains of leopards.

YEAH.

 

In The Know… (WEEK OF THIRD SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/21/2019 – 1/27/2019

YEAH.

i AM EMBRACING MY HUMANITY…

There is a woman that is extremely beautiful.  I want to impress her and follow her ways… (DANIEL FASTI had milk this morning… (BAD)… May I do a little FASTING???

thank you 1.21.2019

A READING FOR YOU…

Psalm 145

The Greatness and the Goodness of God

I will extol you, my God and King,
    and bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you,
    and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised;
    his greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall laud your works to another,
    and shall declare your mighty acts.
On the glorious splendor of your majesty,
    and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.
The might of your awesome deeds shall be proclaimed,
    and I will declare your greatness.
They shall celebrate the fame of your abundant goodness,
    and shall sing aloud of your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.
The Lord is good to all,
    and his compassion is over all that he has made.

10 All your works shall give thanks to you, O Lord,
    and all your faithful shall bless you.
11 They shall speak of the glory of your kingdom,
    and tell of your power,
12 to make known to all people your[a] mighty deeds,
    and the glorious splendor of your[b] kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
    and your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The Lord is faithful in all his words,
    and gracious in all his deeds.[c]
14 The Lord upholds all who are falling,
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
    and you give them their food in due season.
16 You open your hand,
    satisfying the desire of every living thing.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways,
    and kind in all his doings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call on him,
    to all who call on him in truth.
19 He fulfills the desire of all who fear him;
    he also hears their cry, and saves them.
20 The Lord watches over all who love him,
    but all the wicked he will destroy.

21 My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
    and all flesh will bless his holy name forever and ever.

YEAH.

In The Know… (SECOND SUNDAY AFTER THE EPIPHANY) 1/20/2019

GLORY TO GOD!!!

Thank you for the sounds of your presence this day of Christian worship, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  Thank you for scripture, music, and prayer.  May my beating heart and rhythmic breath also become worship songs of life and love.  Amen.

thank you 1.19-20.2019

THE HOLY GOSPEL…

John 2:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Wedding at Cana

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what concern is that to you and to me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now standing there were six stone water jars for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. Jesus said to them, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. He said to them, “Now draw some out, and take it to the chief steward.” So they took it. When the steward tasted the water that had become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the steward called the bridegroom 10 and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and then the inferior wine after the guests have become drunk. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11 Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee, and revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.

YEAH.