April 2020

The Journey Toward Awakening

3rd Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020- Luke 24:13-35- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Have you ever had a spiritual encounter that you knew was as real as the air you breathed, yet you couldn’t share with even your closet friends convinced that they would discount it as imagined and unreal, and you… Continue reading The Journey Toward Awakening

April 2020

The Tomb Was Opened for Us to Enter

Easter, April 12, 2020- Matthew 28:1-10- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Alleluia, Christ is risen! And the response of Christians throughout the world is, “Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia!” However, I believe that the response of much of the world would be, “Oh really?” More than any other day of the year, Easter… Continue reading The Tomb Was Opened for Us to Enter

April 2020

May the Lord Watch Between You and Me

Maundy Thursday, April 9, 2020- John 13:1-17, 31b-35- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - During this time of physical separation from one another, from our sanctuary and church building, I am reminded of four things. The first is the benediction Laban offered to his nephew Jacob as they parted from one another. It has… Continue reading May the Lord Watch Between You and Me

April 2020

Hosanna! Save Us from Ourselves!

Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020- Matthew 21:1-11- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - As a young pastor serving a church in a poor section of Little Rock, Arkansas, I joined a coalition of churches that successfully prevented X-rated movie houses and related industry from moving into an already depressed neighborhood. We were warned of… Continue reading Hosanna! Save Us from Ourselves!