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  • Come and See

    Published April 16, 2014

                    A major theme running throughout the gospel of John is the invitation to “come and see.”  Echoing Isaiah 66:18b where God promises, “I am coming to gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and shall see my glory,” John invites us to come and see the glory of the Lord in Jesus Christ. 

                   When Jesus is baptized, John the Baptizer’s disciples wonder if Jesus is the one they’ve been waiting for—i.e. one greater than John.   They want to know where Jesus is staying/abiding, and he invites them to “come and see” (John ...

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  • Cross-bound Reading for Wednesday of Holy Week

    Published April 16, 2014

    Click here for today's Cross-bound reading, which is part of a resource I wrote for the magazine Presbyterians Today which follows Jesus from Palm Sunday through the cross and on to Easter morning.

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  • A Special Offering

    Published April 16, 2014

    April 20, 2014 is special because it is the day when Christians all around the world celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. For Presbyterians it is special for another reason as well. It is typically the Sunday a special offering is received: the One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS).  The OGHS is one of the four churchwide special offerings the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) promotes in its congregations.  This offering helps support three ministry areas:  the Presbyterian Hunger program, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, and Self-Development of People.  Funds from the OGHS provide food to the hungry, help provide relief to victims ...

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