Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Last Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 17:1-9

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Today is the last Sunday after Epiphany, which makes it the last Sunday before Lent, Each year on this particular Sunday we hear the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountaintop. Read the rest of this entry »

Tell them about the Dream

February 16, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

6th Sunday after Epiphany
Matthew 5:21-27

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It’s Personal

January 19, 2020

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

2nd Sunday after Epiphany
John 1:29-42

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This weekend we honor the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Read the rest of this entry »

Remember Me

November 24, 2019

Church of the Servant, Wilmington, NC

Christ the King, Last Sunday after Pentecost, Year C
Luke 23:33-43

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Source: Luke Timothy Johnson, The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996 ,p. 149.

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Luke 23:33-43

When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots to divide his clothing. The people stood by, watching Jesus on the cross; but the leaders scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is the Messiah of God, his chosen one!” The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” There was also an inscription over him, “This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, “Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we are getting what we deserve for our deeds, but this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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