Entries by Rev. Sarah TevisTownes

God with us – An Easter Message

After the resurrection, the Disciples don’t recognize Jesus at first.   In the early morning fog, Mary thinks Jesus is the gardener.   In our text from Luke, we hear that two other Disciples believe him to be an ordinary traveler on the road.   And who can blame them?   We’ve all had those […]

Freedom from Shame

Scriptures (click links to be redirected to the scripture): Jeremiah 31:31-34; Psalm 51:1-12   Introduction to Psalm 51: In order to understand today’s text, we need to know the backstory.   King David, the man who as a boy slew the giant Goliath, has gotten himself into a bit of trouble.   King David, the […]

Embodied Spirituality

Romans 12:1-5 “Embodied” The Apostle Paul, in his letter to the Romans, says that we are all members of one body, the Body of Christ. So if we’re all a part of the same body, which one of us is a pain in the neck? I think the answer is…. Yes. All of us, at […]

“Spiritual knowledge”

1 Corinthians 2:12-16 In the process for ordination as a pastor, as some point, you have to go through a gauntlet of psychological testing. It usually takes 3 full days, and it includes written tests as well as conversations with professionals who have scored and reviewed your tests. At the first test, the person proctoring […]

Matthew 6 – Come to God in Prayer

1/21/18 First – Some variations on the Lord’s Prayer: 1) From the King James and New King James translations of Matthew 6:9-13 In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily […]