1. Foreword: Reinstallation of Simon Peter
This is a critical Gospel that shows us Jesus summoning the apostles back to
their crucial call, a call that has its focus not in the past but in the
future. If this Gospel had not gone right, our faith might well have been in jeopardy. We
examine the reinstallation of Simon Peter and empowering the disciples, why
Jesus asked Peter, "Do you love me" three times. We also look into the Greek
and Aramaic version of the bible to discover the hidden clues. ...
I. This Sunday in Church
Bible Readings for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April
Sermons for 1st Sunday After New Sunday (April
II. Lectionary Reflections
Two Coal Fires
The resurrected Christ forgives and feeds. Our responsibility is to be forgiven,
to be fed, and then to forgive . . . and feed....
Choosing Calling Over Comfort
Have you ever felt God stirring you to do something that's terrifyingly outside
of your comfort zone? Something completely opposite of what you think you want
to do? ...
The lessons during these weeks of the Easter season repeatedly express the
idea that the purpose of our experience of new life through Jesus Christ is
so that we might spread the news far and wide. ...
III. Featured Articles
Love Will Cost You
If you are walking with Jesus as you ought to and have a great passion for
Him, what kind of reaction should you expect from the world? Answer:
The Only Thing That Counts - Faith Expressing Itself Through Love
It will certainly give you a new way to express your faith. A way that God says
is the only thing that counts. ...
Do you Love Me?
I asked God, "Why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"
The Lord answered, "Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never
abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you
shout with joy, I will laugh with you..."
The Love of The Lord
Believers look back through all their experience, and see the love of God in sparing them in spite of all their ugly sins-but also in
humbling them in their life's journey to teach them to reverence His
holy will. ...
Those Jesus Loves
Like John, if you are a follower of Jesus, you are "the one whom Jesus
loves." That is your identity, too. ...
IV. General Weekly Features
Recipe: Skillet Roasted Chili Carrots
These roots can accompany almost any meal or hold the stage on their own.
They're good for your eyes, they'll help you grow up big and strong...
Family Special: One Question That Will Determine the Health of Your Marriage
Have you wondered about the health of your marriage? Have you wondered
whether your marriage is healthy, or if it is in need of significant
Family Special: Balloons and Children
Like balloons, some boys and girls are born with more helium than others. They
soar effortlessly to the heights, while others wobble dangerously close to the
trees. Their frantic folks run along underneath, huffing and puffing to keep
them airborne. ...
A True and Moving Story
A true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD, CAN DO with 57 cents. ...
Three Big Life Lessons from a Dog
Years ago a research study revealed the "pet effect," proving that if you want
to lower your resting blood pressure and heart rate, all you have to do is pet a
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