The Worship Experience
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Washington, DC 20003
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Newcomers welcome to this Sunday morning adult bible study. We will be studying First Samuel, the Hebrew Scriptures. Each class consists of a discussion of the text assigned for that day.
Reformatted by popular demand! “Help me get closer to God by myself.” That’s a quote from a young child who expressed very concisely the underlying principle of the Catechesis of …
Mark your calendar for the annual St. Mark’s Music Studio Recital. All are welcome!
Families of all ages are invited to join us after Sunday School to walk down to Canal Park Ice Rink! Group rate is $10/person.
…I would always hurry down to the station. Now, nine times out of ten, not only was the train not early, it was late. Five, ten, fifteen, twenty minutes late. Those of you who ride Amtrak know that I’m not exaggerating (it’s not Amtrak’s fault, since freight trains get priority on rail lines, but it’s true nonetheless). So I would always hurry down to the station, but more often than not, I’d then have to wait for a late train.
I had to hurry up—and wait. More
So how does Jesus compare to this model of kingliness? Well: Jesus had no power, no wealth, no crown—at least not the kind you want—no palace, and no army. Indeed, Jesus knows that he does not fit human expectations of a king. He makes this clear in our passage from the Gospel of John this morning. More
One hundred-four years ago, there was a man who had to ask this same question for himself. His name was Adolf von Harnack. He was a German theologian. He had been teaching for decades as a leading voice of the “liberal theology” school of thought . . . In the summer of 1914, von Harnack would have known that war was on the horizon . . . For decades, von Harnack had been talking the talk about Jesus and his teachings. Von Harnack had spread the idea that modern Christians should figure out Jesus’s core message and try to live it in the modern world. Now he had a decision to make: was he going to walk the walk of being a peacemaker, as Jesus had instructed? More