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Liturgy Letter Newsletter (Seventh Sunday of Easter 2016)

The Liturgy Letter – 7th Sunday of Easter 2016

Jesus calls us to love one another (John 17:20-26). Just as he cared for Paul and Silas in jail (Acts 16:16-34), so he will release us from our imprisonment of sin. The heavens proclaim his power and glory (Psalm 97). Come, Lord Jesus (Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21)!

 –Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Liturgy Letter (6th Sunday of Eastertide 2016)

The Liturgy Letter – 6th Sunday of Eastertide 2016

As we follow the early Christians’ example, such as that of Lydia (Acts 16:9-15), we praise God and ask for His blessings (Psalm 67), the presence of the Holy Spirit (John 14:23-29) and his healing from our sickness of sin (John 5:1-9). We anticipate living in the light of His presence forever (Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5). Let everyone praise Him and wait in the light of His resurrection.

 –Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Liturgy Letter (Fifth Sunday of Easter 2016)

The Liturgy Letter – 5th Sunday of Eastertide 2016

The good news is this: Jesus Christ died for our sins and was resurrected so that no one should perish, but all should have eternal life (Acts 11:1-18). We should then love one another, as Christ loved us (John 13:31-35), even as we look forward to eternity with him (Revelation 21:1-6). Let all the earth and heavens praise the Lord (Psalm 148)!

 –Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional

Liturgy Letter (Fourth Sunday of Easter 2016)

The Liturgy Letter – 4th Sunday of Eastertide 2016

Through Christ, we are able to do more than we could in our own strength, just as Peter worked a miracle in Joppa (Acts 9:36-43). The Lord is our shepherd (Revelation 7:9-17); he takes care of all our needs (Psalm 23) and offers us eternal life if we listen to his voice and follow him (John 10:22-30).

–Thomas Oden in Ancient Christian Devotional