Love Grows as we Love!
Jesus sets before the Church what He believes is the perfection of love. “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” (Jn 15:13) When will we wake up on a morning and see this genuine love perfected in all persons? Because of grace this type of […]
Monday of Holy Week, Mar. 30, 2015
On Monday of Holy Week we read about the anointing of Jesus while He was in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper. This narrative is found in Mark 14:3-9 or in John 12:1-11. While Jesus sat at table eating a woman, identified in John’s Gospel as Mary (not the Mother of our Lord) […]
Jesus seeks our heart!
The Hebrew word for the “human heart” is “lab” pronounced “labe.” In the Greek the word is “cardia.” Both words refer to “the inner man, his will, and mind and understanding.” Ancient philosophers said the “heart” is the “seat of the soul.” The heart is it’s understood that we do reflection, thinking, and hold memories. From our heart […]
How to grow the Church
The Great Commission extended by Christ to all the Church is a call to grow the Church. Jesus said, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; […]
St. John’s Architecture
At the heart of Anglicanism is the worship of the Triune God. When you walk through the front doors of St. John’s you know you have entered into sacred and consecrated space. When Joseph Patterson, a member of St. John’s was appointed architect he chose an early English Church architecture to best express the joy and […]