Sandy Webb’s Funeral Homily: Baptism Does What?

John 3:1-7, 14-17; Genesis 7:11-13, 22-23; 8:1, 9:8-15; 1 Peter 3:18-21 Sometimes, someone enters your life who speaks the truth, flowing from a heart of love, without pretense or agenda.  Whenever a friend like this becomes part of your life, don’t let him go.  Such people are rare.  Don’t allow being comfortable to obstruct genuine […]

1st Peter, Lesson 7: Baptism and the Baptismal Way of Life

Peter now begins a new section on Christian persecution and suffering, which makes up the bulk of 1st Peter.  His look into suffering is broken down into four sections.  1. 3:13-22: Christian conduct during persecution 2. 4:1-11: Living for the last days 3. 4:12-19: Sharing in the sufferings of Christ 4. 5:1-11: Suffering as a […]

From Adam to Jesus: The Rainbow

Priestly Service Last week, in our lesson at least, God finished creating the world.  We also saw how Moses described the world’s creation in much the same way as the Tabernacle/Temple’s construction.  What was God doing through such crafted literary accounts?  He wanted His people to see, after further meditation, that the Garden of Eden […]