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Author Archives: revyarbrough
The wonderful news of Pentecost is that when God’s Holy Spirit breaks through, we gain new understanding of our world and of one another. Doors that have been closed due to fear and prejudice are opened wide. Visions and dreams … Continue reading
Come join us as we welcome a new friend and guest preacher, Rev. Nancy Smith. The Rev. Nancy B. Smith is ordained in the American Baptist Tradition. She was Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Oakland for nearly 6 … Continue reading
In John 20:26, Jesus instructs Thomas to not doubt, but believe. As with many of us, such faith was difficult for Thomas. He wanted proof – he needed to touch the actual wounds. Only then could he surrender to … Continue reading
In John 20:16, Mary Magdalene does not recognize Jesus until he calls her name. This is true for most of us. In our distractions, busyness, and concerns, we often do not recognize Christ among us, partly because we simply forget … Continue reading
In a recent devotion, Laurence Freeman, Director of the World Community of Christian Meditation, reminded me that we all have at least one mantra in our mental “tapes.” However, if we have not consciously made our mantra a prayer, we … Continue reading
Our journey to Easter must always include a journey to the cross, and to the acceptance that all humans have their struggles and their sufferings. The good news is that we are never left dangling there in the midst … Continue reading
“Careful! I’ve put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can’t get around. But the stone is me! If you’re looking for me, you’ll find me on the way, not in the way.” – … Continue reading
Come and experience the teaching of New Community of Faith’s friend, Rev. John Rodgers. John is a consultant, trainer, mentor, facilitator and the Lead Evangelist for Evangelistic Group. FCEG works with local churches and community organizations helping them to show Love in practical … Continue reading
This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday (Luke 9:28-36). It also the last Sunday before Ash Wednesday. This quick transition actually makes more sense that it might first sound. The life of Jesus, as well as our own, tells us … Continue reading