Reverend Dr. E. Bevan Stanley
From Paul’s letter to the Ephesians: God destined us for adoption as his children through Jesus Christ, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace that he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. In the Name of the one, holy, and undivided Trinity. Amen.
We are Christian citizens of the United States.
Why is the Ascension so important?
Love is indeed a many splendored thing.
The odd thing is that the Greek word translated by “prunes” really means “cleansed” or “purified.”
We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us– and we ought to lay down our lives for one another.
Anxiety can come in two flavors: chronic and acute. . . .As Christians how can the practice of our faith help?
Today’s readings are a simple declaration that Jesus rose from the dead with a physical body. This was difficult to believe from the very beginning, but those who met the risen Jesus had no doubts afterward. The account in the Gospel of John is vivid and clear.
Alleluia! Christ is risen!