Browsing the April 2020 archive of The Pastor's Note
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/24/20
Third Sunday of Easter
The two disciples in this Sunday's Gospel reading did not recognize Jesus until after they heard him explain the scriptures and then broke bread with him. It was a two-part process.
First, while listening to him teach about the scriptures, only their hearts ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/17/20
How well do we live the Easter experience in our daily lives? We are an Easter people, because we know and celebrate that Jesus has risen from the dead. And yet, we're not always shouting, "Hallelujah!" We don't always feel like celebrating -- not in our worship nor outside ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/10/20
Are you ready to proclaim the Good News about how Jesus has helped you? What holds you back? Do you hesitate because you don't yet understand how the deaths in your life (the sacrifices, the lost hope, the broken relationships, etc.) have been resurrected into new life?
Such ... Read More »
Posted by Parri Van Dyke on 4/04/20
The word "passion" has powerful implications. Theologically, we use it to describe the suffering love that Jesus endured for each of us when he was beaten, mocked and crucified as he willingly took onto himself the punishment and destructive forces of our sins.
The world counterfeits the word ... Read More »