Unless you hate your folks, give away all your possessions and carry a cross, you can't be a disciple of Jesus. Seems pretty straightforward. If we're not planning on doing these things what does that mean for the rest of us?
We're still in the Easter season, still unpacking the incarnation and the resurrection. This time through the lens of John 14:23-29 BONUS! following the sermon, The Spire Quartet singing an ancient Icelandic hymn.
It's all about Mary and the expensive perfume she pours on Jesus. It's about living in reality not fantasy. It's about living with death and renewal. BONUS! at the end of the sermon, hear The Spire Quartet sing Ave Maria by Barrows.
I wasn't at worship on Sunday March 10, so here's one I prepared earlier. It works for the beginning of Lent I think. It's from November of 2018 and the reading is from John 18 when Jesus is before Pilate and Pilate asks Jesus if he is a king...