Visiting pastor Rev. Jim Tonkowich takes us through Matthew 6.5-13, where the disciples ask Jesus “Teach us how to pray”.
Eight days after the Christ-child was born, his parents acting as the Law commanded, had him circumcised and named him Jesus. This event tells us something about Jesus’ humanity, his place in history, and his humility. It also goes to the heart of our own humanity, place in history, and what it means to faithfully follow Christ today.
One of the greatest differences between Christianity and every other religion is our understanding of God. He is, we believe, the Holy Trinity: one Being who exists eternally as three Persons. Because He is not simply a theological abstraction, that makes all the practical difference in the world.
Wade in the Water. Jesus was baptized and in that baptism, he identified with failing and sinful humanity. We