Christ the Lord is risen today, alleluia. Earth and heaven in chorus say, alleluia! Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia. Sing, ye heavens and earth reply Alleluia. It’s been said that if you want to study the theology of the Wesleys and Methodists you should look to the hymnal. What we believe is passed…

My name is Ashley Love and I have been a member of Trinity for almost 15 years. The Saturday after Good Friday – the Sabbath in Biblical times – has always seemed to me a “quiet” day in the midst of a chaotic and eventful week. In modern times, we fill the day with family,…

[Snuff.] [One.] [BOOM.] The service of Tenebrae (or shadows) has always been one of my favorite services in the Christian year. Year after year when I was a child, my father would let me stand in the back of the church waiting for that moment in the service when he extinguished the last candle [snuff]…

The Last Supper: Have you looked at the beautiful painting of the last supper recently? That picture has become very special to me because first Sunday of each month and every Wednesday, I am responsible for setting up communion. I think back to what those disciples must have felt breaking the bread, drinking from the…

Scripture: Luke 21   This passage and the ones preceding it feature Jesus holding court in the temple in Jerusalem. He is teaching on a variety of topics, speaking in parables and confounding the Sadducees at every turn. It is surreal to hear fire and brimstone and Revelation-like proclamations coming from Jesus’ mouth. You and…

In Luke Chapter 20, Jesus, the teacher is tested. While teaching in the temple, his authority is questioned. He shares a parable about the wicked tenants. Jesus answers a tricky question about paying taxes. He responds to those who question the resurrection. Jesus fields a question about David’s son. And just to create more scrutiny…

What are you needing to be cleansed of? When Jesus goes into the temple and sees the money changers and those selling livestock, he was enraged. He drove them out in every gospel, and in John it says he used a whip! He then proceeds to teach those still there about what the temple is…

Mark 11:1-11 This day, Palm Sunday, is a day of rejoicing. The people of Jerusalem heard that Jesus was coming to town, and they gathered to welcome Him. News of His coming must have spread quickly for a crowd was in place to greet Him. They welcomed Him like royalty, throwing their cloaks and their…

Fruit.  Now that’s a Biblical word if there ever was one.  It represents the first temptation, Eve and the legendary apple.  And after that, there are countless references to fruit.   “Honor the Lord with the first fruits.” “The more his fruit, the more altars he made.” You have eaten the fruit of lies.” “Thus the…

What have you done for this world? Abraham, Moses, Ruth, Isaiah, Esther, Peter, Mary Magdalene, Paul, Jesus. All of these characters from our bible had a profound impact on their communities. They changed their own lives and the lives of those around them. Many of them even died for their faith. How then can we…

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