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The Lord’s Prayer | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs

unday’s Gospel message is instantly recognizable as the Lord’s prayer, or one might say the disciple’s prayer as it was the disciples who asked Jesus “how to pray.” We must assume they already knew how to pray as they spent time in synagogues and temples. They also had been in the presence of Jesus for quite some time, witnessing first hand all the mighty works he had done, impressed by His wisdom, power and His love. So, if you think about it, they were basically, asking Him how they could pray, and get similar results themselves. The Christian life is fueled by prayer. It is made stronger by our intimate relationship with God each day....

The Lord’s Prayer | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs2019-07-26T15:10:36+00:00

Seize The Moment | The Reverend Deacon Robert A. Jacobs

If we only live once, we must live our life meaningfully. Can you imagine what your life could have been if you did not delay when the opportunity was given. What if you studied before the exam? What if you bought that stock before it went up? For some what if they received Jesus as their Savior when they were younger? We all have the tendency to postpone. There are those who stay up all night to finish a project at the last moment....

Seize The Moment | The Reverend Deacon Robert A. Jacobs2019-07-26T15:12:50+00:00

Your Calling | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs

It is important to every so often remind yourself of your calling. This means going back in your mind to the point when God called you to follow and serve Him.Where is that place for you? Where is it that you go to in your own mind when things get tough and you feel like quitting? Maybe some of you cannot identify a specific place and time where you felt the Lord’s calling. Often, we fail in our calling because we do not understand the significance and importance of what Christ has called us to. We forget what really matters. Understand that God has a plan for your life? Do you understand your calling, and can you see how God wants to change the world through you?...

Your Calling | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs2019-05-02T19:01:17+00:00

Priorities | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs

How many of us have ever sat down and thought about what our priorities are in life? Think about it for a moment what they might be, then think how much attention you apply to them. What really matters to you is the way you live your present life. Let me suggest to you some of the things people make their priorities. Family, their work or study, their career path, finances, health, leisure time. Then there is their home, their retirement fund, etc. You may want to add some other things that come to mind. Note, I haven’t mentioned God or church, have I? But that’s where this message comes in. In this Sunday’s Gospel we see various people with vastly different attitudes to Jesus and vastly different priorities....

Priorities | The Rev. Deacon Robert A. Jacobs2019-04-03T17:17:25+00:00

The Struggle Continues…

his month being “Black History Month,” I write this meditation not with the intent of giving a litany of events or quotes about America’s dark past. I will allow the bloodstains of history reveal America’s guilt and shame. However, I do write to tell you that there is hope, that we can believe in....

The Struggle Continues…2019-02-07T17:33:27+00:00

Our Baptism

n our baptismal covenant, we commit to believe in God, participating in the Church’s life, resisting evil, sharing the Gospel and ultimately doing all of this out of love. It starts with our creed. Do you believe in God the Father? Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God? Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?....

Our Baptism2019-01-15T00:57:36+00:00

Turning Around

Repentance is not simply coming to the realization that one has made some bad decisions, or gotten themselves lost, or sorry for getting into a predicament.... ...Forgiveness is a gift that we receive through repentance. But, John reminds us that we can’t stop with the gift. We have to respond. We have to produce fruit that gives evidence of the repentant heart, that shows that the direction of our life has changed.

Turning Around2019-01-10T18:38:24+00:00

Do Not Fear

We often hear of people who believe they know when the world is about to end. They look at what’s happening in the world and say, “the end is near.” People point to the Bible and find images and passages that reinforce their point. This Sunday’s gospel from Mark, Jesus was trying to tell the disciples of things to come. They have been in Jerusalem and seen the beautiful temple built by Herod. As you would imagine, most of these disciples were not familiar with large cities and the grandeur of massive buildings. The Temple was twice the size of the Roman Forum, with huge white stones weighing tons. When viewed from a distance (the Mt. of Olives) the disciples who were sitting with Jesus were impressed. I imagine their reaction must have been much like any of us having seen the inside of our Cathedral, St. John the Divine or perhaps if fortunate enough to see the inside of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome for the first time. They were in awe of the structure; probably thinking that the Temple would last forever.....

Do Not Fear2018-11-15T23:30:01+00:00

To Serve & Not Be Served

Sometimes we have the idea that if we follow Jesus we are guaranteed to receive a reward. When that happens, we forget that Jesus’ ministry was one of serving others. He gave himself for the sake of others, including suffering for their salvation. In Mark’s Gospel, James and John seized the opportunity to ask for the highest positions of honor in His kingdom, one to sit on His right the other on His Left. Power as the standard of greatness corrupts people. You only have to look at some of our political leaders to see that this is the case. For years, men thought that power belonged to only them. The “Me-Too movement” is changing that and this is good....

To Serve & Not Be Served2018-10-18T18:07:28+00:00