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Christ and the Priesthood of All Believers

5th Sunday of Lent, March 21, 2021, Hebrews 5:5-10, 1st Peter 2:4010, John 12:20-33 The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas So, who is Melchizedek? According to the Book of Genesis, Melchizedek was the king of Salem, who greeted Abram (later known as Abraham) after the Hebrews had defeated the king of Elam and rescued Abraham’s… Continue reading Christ and the Priesthood of All Believers

February 2021

Cabin Fever in God’s World Ark

1st Sunday in Lent, February 21, 2021- Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Faith, according to the Bible, “is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). It is the company we keep for God’s sake and not our own; a community, in many… Continue reading Cabin Fever in God’s World Ark

February 2021

Transfigured or Disfigured

Transfiguration Sunday, February 14, 2021- Mark 9:2-10- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Have you ever had a mountain-top experience where you suddenly saw things, including yourself, in a totally different light? Jesus had a mountain-top transformation where his outward appearance glowed with a brilliant radiance in the company of Israel’s greatest law-giver, Moses,… Continue reading Transfigured or Disfigured

February 2021

Finding a Deserted Place to Pray

5th Sunday After Epiphany, February 7, 2021- Isaiah 40:21-31, Mark 1:29-39- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - The Prophet Isaiah describes God as one who never faints or grows weary (40:28), but this is certainly not the stamina of those who follow after God. The popularity of Jesus as a faith healer spread so… Continue reading Finding a Deserted Place to Pray

January 2021

Practice What You Preach

4th Sunday After Epiphany, January 31, 2021- Mark 1:21-28, 1st Corinthians 8:1-13- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - My dad, who was a conservative Baptist minister, who also recognized his imperfections, once commented that, despite his fallibilities, when it came to preaching the word of God that was, for him, the most nervous experience… Continue reading Practice What You Preach