Living Water

In some ways today’s story of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman is a mirror-image of Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus which we considered last week. Nicodemus is named; he’s a man, a Jew, respected by his peers. In contrast to that, the Samaritan woman is unnamed, a female, a Samaritan, shamed by her peers. Set…

God’s Promise of Freedom

The book of Deuteronomy begins, “These are the words Moses spoke to all Israel in the wilderness east of Jordan.”  Essentially, the book of Deuteronomy is one long, long sermon.  God’s people are standing at the edge of the Promised Land and Moses has some final words before they cross over into the land of…

Homage

Sunday, January 5, 2020 – Epiphany Scripture: Psalm 72:1-7,  10-14 Matthew 2:1-12