Weekly Ponderings

April 2016

One Teacher

Dear fellow learners and sojourners, I address you as fellow learners and sojourners this Friday because in our scripture for Sunday from Matthew 23:1-12 Jesus says to his disciples, “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have only one Master, and you are all brothers and sisters.”  Another translation says, “you have one teacher, and you are all students.”  Later Jesus says, “Nor are you to be called ‘teacher,” for you...


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The Way of God's Kingdom

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, Our scripture this Sunday is from Luke 22:14-27. In this passage Luke tells his version of the Last Supper.  In this Passover Meal celebrated by Jesus and his disciples, Jesus uses the setting of the Passover meal with his disciples to give them a lasting remembrance of the gifts God was offering through him to them and the world.  The Passover had been a celebration of God’s deliverance of Israel in the past.  The Jews observed the...


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Who Fed the 5000?

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, What is God calling you to do in your life?  Have you ever taken time to ponder that question?  Does God only call those with titles or does God call all people?  At the Baptist Church of West Chester, we believe God calls, or perhaps we could say, extends invitations to all people.  God invites everyone to participate in God’s work of transforming creation, bringing hope from sadness, joy from grief, love from fear. In our...


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From Fear to Faith

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I trust that each of you had a wonderful Easter Celebration last Sunday with family or friends.  I was blessed by our Easter celebrations last Sunday.  Through the contributions of many, both staff and lay, we joyously proclaimed our faith, “Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!”  With our celebration of the resurrection, we have now moved into the Easter season in the Christian Liturgical Year.  The season of Easter lasts...


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