11th Sunday After Pentecost, August 16, 2020- Isaiah 56:1, 6-8, Matthew 15:10-28- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Jesus most certainly knew that food improperly prepared could be harmful to one’s body and life but, as often if the case, Christ did not have a spin doctor to interpret his words in less offensive… Continue reading Where Is the Heart of Your Faith?
2nd Sunday of Lent, March 8, 2020- John 3:1-17- The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Many of you know that my spiritual journey began very early when even as an elementary school child I questioned my dad, a very conservative Baptist minister, about the meaning of scripture passages. And this inquiry became more probing… Continue reading Being Born Again
18th Sunday after Pentecost, October 13, 2019 - Kings 5:1-15, Luke 17:11-19 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - Naaman was a great general in the Assyrian army that conquered the northern tribes of Israel and vanquished them to other parts the empire. Naaman’s conquest of Israel is said to have been caused by… Continue reading When God Shows Up, We Wake Up
7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 28, 2019 - Luke 11:1-13 - The Reverend Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas - How would you feel if someone unexpectedly and on the spur of the moment asked you to lead a group or congregation in prayer? I remember when that happened to me for the first time, I closed… Continue reading Prayer Is Not about You