October 23, 2017

Archives for April 2011

The Eleventh Station: Jesus is Nailed to the Cross

Scripture “They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). Then they offered him wine mixed with myrrh, but he did not take it. And they crucified him …” (Mark 15:22-24, with references in Meditation to Genesis 22:1-18, Zechariah 13:1, Matthew 27:33-44, Mark 15:22-32, Luke 23:32-43, John 19:18-24, 2 […]

Tenth Station: Jesus Is Stripped Of His Garments

Scripture And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. (Matthew 27: 35, NIV. See also Genesis 3: 7 and Matthew 21:18.) Meditation Jesus is at the top Skull […]

Show Me the Way to Go Home

By Chaplain Mike Let me put this question to you: How did your new life begin? Was it by working your heads off to please God? Or was it by responding to God’s Message to you? Are you going to continue this craziness? For only crazy people would think they could complete by their own […]

Liturgy of the Palms

By Chaplain Mike Today’s Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11 (see Psalm 118) hymn for palm sunday color, color everywhere greets the king on donkey’s foal crowds are gath’ring! now, come quickly! bless the lord with heart and soul! pathway lined by royal sage zion’s skies are dazzling blue hail messiah! sing hosanna! bless the lord who visits […]

The Ninth Station: Jesus Falls the Third Time

Scripture “He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not” (Isaiah 53:3 NIV). “In bringing many sons to glory, it was fitting that God, for whom and through whom everything exists, should make […]

Jesus and the Temple

By Chaplain Mike “Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple…” (Mark 11:11) Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the day we commemorate the Triumphal Entry of Messiah Jesus into Jerusalem. In the Christian Year, this marks the beginning of Holy Week. Much that happened during that week took place in and around the Temple. In the […]

The Eighth Station: Jesus Meets The Women Of Jerusalem

Scripture A huge crowd of people followed, along with women weeping and carrying on. At one point Jesus turned to the women and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t cry for me. Cry for yourselves and for your children. The time is coming when they’ll say, ‘Lucky the women who never conceived! Lucky the wombs that […]

Special Announcement!

A new baby boy was born into the world today at 5:30pm. Join us in welcoming Silas Michael, just over seven pounds, to Noel and Ryan, daughter and son-in-law of Michael and Denise Spencer. All are well, and we thank God for love and new life. I will extol you, my God and King, and […]

The Seventh Station: Jesus Falls the Second Time

Scripture “Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:4,5 with […]

The Heart of the Kingdom

By Chaplain Mike “The kingdom vision of Jesus is a kingdom filled up with people who are noted by one word: love.” (One.Life, p. 48) The Apostle Paul put it this way: “For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith […]