Divine Power

Proper 14

August 10, 2014
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Genesis 37:1-4
Reading 2: 
Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b
Reading 3: 
Romans 10:5-15
Reading 4: 
Matthew 14:22-33
By Russell Pregeant

The “little faith” of the disciples is thematic in Matthew. In this gospel, Jesus uses the adjective oligopistos (of little faith) four times (6:30, 8:26, 14:31, and 16:8) and the noun oligopistia (littleness of faith) once (17:20), always in relation to the disciples. Clearly, however, littleness of faith does not mean utter lack of faith; the disciples waver back and forth throughout the gospel. And the specific nature of the inadequacy varies from passage to passage.

2nd Sunday after Christmas

January 2, 2005
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Reading 2: 
Psalm 147:12-20
Reading 3: 
Ephesians 1:3-14
Reading 4: 
John 1:10-18
By Bruce G. Epperly

In the days that lie ahead, we invite you to share in an adventure of vision. Epiphany is about experiencing God’s Holy Adventure in all things from the daily tasks of parenting, working, and service to remarkable experiences of insight and mysticism. In Epiphany, we open ourselves to Divine omnipresence and Divine omni-activity –to the Holy One who is present in each breath and who guides in every encounter. The God of scripture is dynamic and relational.

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