Savior of the Fearful, Doubter, Needy

Sunday, June 27   Savior of the Fearful, Doubter, Needy Matthew 14:22-33 NRSV But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.”  Matthew 14:27 There is reassurance in the fact that Jesus’ voice reaches us even through the noise of...

The Sick Are Healed

Friday, June 25 The Sick Are Healed Matthew 14:34-36 NRSV After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick to him, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched...

Believe the One Sent to You

Thursday, June 24 Believe the One Sent to You John 6:22-29 NRSV Then they said to him, “What must we do to perform the works of God?”  John 6:28 Jesus never suggested that his followers would not have to wrestle with doubt. However, Jesus encouraged them (and us) to...

The Crowd’s Hunger Satisfied

Wednesday, June 23 The Crowd’s Hunger Satisfied Matthew 14:13-21 NRSV And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.  Matthew 14:20 Jesus has a knack for meeting our most pressing needs when we need him the...

The Baptist Dies for the Faith

Tuesday, June 22 The Baptist Dies for the Faith Matthew 14:1-12 NRSV Though Herod wanted to put him to death, he feared the crowd, because they regarded him as a prophet. Matthew 14:5 Herod let the weight of sin guide what should have been a time of prayer. The hymn...