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The Rev. Amos Disasa

Amos Disasa: The Water Will Hold You

Mark 4:35-41

5th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

September 10, 2017

The Rev. Amos Disasa (PCUSA)

 

When the water is still, it is easy to have faith in the captain of your life vessel. When the sound of the sea returns dead calm and the winds are blowing somewhere else, you may even excuse the captain of your vessel to take a nap. Nothing is happening here - the skies are clear - the sailing will be smooth for this journey - so go to sleep captain - we got this - you need your rest. But faith is a delicate thing. It has a tendency to escape and go into hiding right when we need it the most.

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The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson

Chuck Robertson: Power to Press On

Acts 1:6-14

Ascension Sunday - Year A

May 28, 2017

The Rev. Canon Charles K. Robertson (TEC)

 

"Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?" Of course they would ask this! Jesus' friends, of course they would ask this question, after all that they had seen and heard and experienced, the good, the bad, yes, the very bad, the darkest of times. Of course, they would ask, "Is this the time?" But wait, I'm getting ahead of myself.  Let's rewind the tape a bit. After all, though this mountaintop scene appears to be the opening scene of a story - one that we know as the Acts of the Apostles - the fact is that we are entering a saga already in progress.  Acts is, a sequel, a really good sequel. Like The Godfather, Part II or The Empire Strikes Back, not like Jaws 2 or (worse) Jaws 3-D!

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