Wilderness Days

Deuteronomy 30:11-18; Psalm 40:1-3; Matthew 4:1-11Reverend Dr. Louise Barger This account of the wilderness experience of Jesus is different from any other account in the Gospels. It is different because Jesus was the only one who was present except for the adversary. It occurs straightaway after His baptism by John the Baptizer and immediately after … More Wilderness Days

Letters from Prison

Amos 5:21-24; Micah 6:6-8; Psalm 92:1-4; Philippians 1:27-29Reverend Dr. Louise Barger Justice, justice! Where there is no justice there is no peace. Where there is no justice the people perish. Generation after generation after generation finds individuals whom God calls out to speak words of truth to the generation in which they live. Those who … More Letters from Prison

A Holy Visitation

Isaiah 60:1-9; Psalm 19:1-4; Matthew 2:1-12Reverend Dr. Louise Barger January 6 is the observance of the Day of Epiphany, the Day of Discovery, on the Christian calendar when the Magi came to Bethlehem to worship Jesus. Today we celebrate with the rest of the Christian Church on the Sunday closest to that date. Matthew recorded … More A Holy Visitation