Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert

Lessons: Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30 The encounter or the experience that we call conversion is about seeing and being seen. It is about being named. First, seeing and being seen. My vision fell off a cliff around the time that I turned 12. This is not a metaphor. In whatContinue reading “Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert”

Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert

Lessons: Acts 3:12-19 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48 Psalm 4   Jesus himself stood among the disciples and said to them: Peace be with you. They were startled and terrified, and thought that they were seeing a ghost. He said to them: Why are you frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? LookContinue reading “Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert”

Third Sunday of Easter by the Rev. Martin Elfert

Lessons: Acts 2:42-47 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10 Psalm 23 Imagine. Imagine that you are on a road leading away from a city and toward a town. Here on the road you are in neither place, neither city nor town, neither where you came from nor where you are going. You are in between. TheContinue reading “Third Sunday of Easter by the Rev. Martin Elfert”

Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert

Lessons: Acts 9:1-20 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19 Psalm 30   What do we mean when we use the word “Conversion”? In contemporary parlance, we mean a number of different things. Some of the meanings are mechanical: we can convert a car so that, instead of running on gasoline, it runs on diesel. Some of themContinue reading “Third Sunday of Easter by The Rev. Martin Elfert”

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