St John in his gospel narrative inserts a very small, but well known story. In Chapter 12 we find the story of Mary anointing Jesus feet with a very expensive perfume, nard. This act of devotion stirred some controversy and John wants the reader to take a side in that controversy.
“The Road to Emmaus” is one of the better known stories in the Gospels. Martin Rossol shares how there is more to this story than might first meet your eye, and that it has lessons for how we might engage with people.
In this time of uncertainty, many want to get regain some of those things we have counted on; something stable. Martin Rossol suggests that because Jesus rose from the dead, that those who believe in Jesus have some things in their lives that are very secure, and which should be of great benefit.
Do you have a goal? What is it? With the coronavirus situation, there are a lot of goals being talked about. “Let’s get a vaccine. We need to test everyone with symptoms. We need to get the economy re-started.” Martin takes a look at goals as well as Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and then challenges the congregation about their goals.