Monthly Archives: March 2014

Old, Old Story: Covenant (Exodus 19:1-8)

There once was a pastor named Thomas.  (Well, there wasn’t really – this is a made-up story.) Fresh out of seminary, he was excited to learn that his first appointment would be at Friendship United Methodist Church – his grandparents’ church! He had visited there each summer as a child. He had gone to Vacation […]

Old, Old Story: Exodus (Exodus 3:1-10)

During Lent at Andrews UMC, we’re taking a look at five of the most important Old Testament stories and how they might help us better understand why Easter Sunday is so worth celebrating. *** Our God saves. That’s the message of the story of the Exodus. That’s what makes it so memorable and so important […]

Old, Old Story: Call (Genesis 12:1-9)

During Lent at Andrews UMC, we’re taking a look at five of the most important Old Testament stories and how they might help us better understand why Easter Sunday is so worth celebrating. *** Abram’s call is somewhat uneventful, compared to other Old Testament stories. No burning bush, no parting of the waters, no pillars […]

Old, Old Story: Beginning (Gen. 1:26-31)

During Lent at Andrews UMC, we’re taking a look at five of the most important Old Testament stories and how they might help us better understand why Easter Sunday is so worth celebrating. *** In the beginning, God created… everything. In six orderly days, God made heavens and earth, sun and moon, water and land, […]

Transfigured | Matthew 17:1-9

Transfigured. Greek: metamorphoomai. “Metamorphosed.” In today’s Scripture, Jesus is transfigured. This isn’t a word we use often in everyday speak. To put it more plainly, we might say that Jesus went up on a mountain with three of his closest followers and was changed – changed into his 100%, unadulterated, Divine self. Like Clark Kent […]