A Meditation on John 1: 29 – 35 Rev. Cathy C. Hoop Grace Presbyterian Church January 19, 2020 There is a little throw away line in the passage we read today. Having been encouraged by John the baptizer to learn about Jesus, two of his disciples chased after Jesus and said, “Rabbi, where are you
Out of Place A Meditation on Matthew 3: 13 – 17 Rev. Cathy C. Hoop Grace Presbyterian Church January 12, 2020 Jesus and John the baptizer. Cousins. Or second cousins in this case. I think sometimes we forget that they were real people. Did they do the kinds of things that cousins do? My cousin
A Meditation on Matthew 2: 1 – 12 Rev. Cathy C. Hoop Grace Presbyterian Church January 5, 2020 This is one of those stories that most of us have heard so many times, that we think we know it. Sometimes, we must unlearn a story, so that we can discover its truth. If we stop
A Meditation on Luke 2: 1 – 20 Rev. Cathy C. Hoop Grace Presbyterian Church December 24, 2019 Did you ever get to take part in a Nativity play? Do you remember who you were? A shepherd? An angel? Mary, perhaps? In my years as a director of Children’s Ministries in Nashville, I cast many
A Meditation on Matthew 1: 18 – 25 Rev. Cathy C. Hoop Grace Presbyterian Church December 22, 2019 Bear with me for a minute, because I think I must have zoned out while I was reading the Gospel passage a moment ago. I thought we were going to hear the story of Jesus’ birth….(scan passage).