Showing posts with label Beyond Loaves and Fishes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beyond Loaves and Fishes. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lenten Live Stream: Week 3, March 24, 2020



We are going to explore Jesus as a miracle worker this week and see what that means for us this Lenten season when so much has been tossed up in the air by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Lenten Live Stream 2



On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, we continued our study of Jesus, using the book Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name by Max Lucado. We explored Jesus as friend. He was a friend to his disciples, to the outcasts, to the overlooked, the powerless, and the lost. He is our friend as well. See what that means for us. If you like what you see and want to join in on Tuesday evenings, connecting with others interested in seeing how our faith is applicable to our daily lives and making a personal connection in the age of "social distancing," go to YouTube and subscribe at my J.S. Brooks channel and become part of the conversation. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber. . ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Friday, March 13, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Lenten Live Stream 2020 #1



On Tuesday evening, March 10, we set aside the book of Mark for the rest of March. We're giving up Mark for Lent and giving up a little of our personal time to study Jesus together. We're going to grow in faith as we puzzle over what Jesus means to us. The book by Max Lucado titled Jesus: The God Who Knows Your Name will be the focus of our study. Come watch. All are welcome. Peace, Rev. Jeff Snyder

Friday, February 28, 2020

Beyond Loaves & Fishes: Mark: Week 12




On Tuesday night, February 25, 2020, we picked up on our cliffhanger. We took a look at the greater significance of the conversation between the Syrophoenician woman and Jesus. How far beyond that point we get, only time will tell. Watch and see. If you like what you see, feel free to join us on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube and become part of the family of active Bible studiers meeting regularly.


A little note here on feeling free to experiment and not fearing mistakes. I have intentionally not edited the half hour sessions you see here. I want you to know that it's alright to make mistakes when you're trying something new ... or just keeping right on working in public without a net. It would be easy to clean this up. But, perfection is not what we're after. Only Jesus is perfect. The rest of us make mistakes. How we handle those, especially when we're learning new tricks, is important. I don't like seeing my mistakes made public any more than anyone else, but I feel it is important to see that when I do make mistakes, it's not the end of the world. In fact, if you read the comments happening during the live stream you'll find my friendly followers are quite supportive and willing to work through those technical difficulties right along with me. That's a good thing to know these days.


Wishing you peace. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 11



On Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020, we rejoined the book of Mark with the feeding of the 5,000 in Mark 6:30-44. Come and see what this meant to everyone originally and what it means to us today. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience. Now, we have the recent spate of bugs worked out and are back to technical difficulty free live streaming. Perseverance matters. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 10



On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, we picked up where we left off last week with Mark 5:21-43, the healing of Jairus's daughter interrupted with the healing of the woman with the flow of blood. Come see where that led us, and what is says to us in the present day. Join us live on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., By the way, I was wrong with my prediction at the beginning of the live stream. Ah, the joys of live performance. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 9



When we went live on Tuesday, February 4, we explored Jesus' encounter with the Gerasene demoniac (Mark 5:1-20) to start things off with a splash. Come watch and see where we went from there. Join us on Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m., and enjoy the live experience! We even had a technical difficulty to spice things up. I may edit that out one of these days. All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 8



Warning: we had technical difficulties during this live stream (I suspect one system needs updated and I have to give in and use YouTube's newest iteration of their live streaming programming ... time to learn new tricks) and the transmission will be spotty here and there, and you'll get to enjoy watching me confused and pondering whether to continue or not. Ah, the joys of working live! Anyway, here's what the eveing was supposed to be about: Tonight we keep on moving through Mark. Completing Mark 4 and moving into chapter 5. Dealing with growth, authority, and healing. Powerful topics with plenty of modern day application. Join us on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 8 p.m., and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

This may give me a chance to go back and do some creative editing with a new program I've downloaded. Again, perhaps it's time to learn new tricks?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 7



We pick up where we left off last week, finishing off our discussion of Mark 4:10-20, the Parable of the Sower, before moving on into new material, exploring what that parable means for us. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 6



We are picking up with Mark 2:23-28, in which Jesus gets in hot water with the Pharisees for the behavior of his disciples. It has to do with work on the Sabbath and Jesus' reminder of who the Sabbath was made for. From there we'll jump to Mark 4 and things will take an agricultural bent. Join us on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and see! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 5



We are returning from Christmas and New Year's Day renewed and refreshed. We are picking up where we left off, with friends of the paralytic having raised to roof to reach Jesus. What would YOU do to help a friend get to the doctor today? This is momentous as this is the beginning of chapter 2, a new chapter for a new year and a new decade. Who knows how far we'll get? Of course, this will all depend on whether or not I get home in a timely manner as they are predicting snow at 5 p.m., just in time for me to hit the roads. Let that add some excitement to the evening's wait! Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 4



This week we continue our study of Mark, chapter 1, and perhaps venture into chapter 2. Last week we explored Jesus calling his first disciples and the significance of that event, among other things. Looking forward to continuing our study this Tuesday, December 17, 2019. After today, we'll pick up our studies of Mark again in January, in a new year and new decade. We'll all take off Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve so we can enjoy those events with family and friends and return refreshed. Join us! All are welcome! ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Mark Week 3





Digging deeper into Chapter 1 of Mark, finding out who Jesus is and what the scripture writer wanted us to know about Jesus as he calls his disciples to him. It was a lively class, despite my voice being gravelly as a result of bronchitis. If you like what you hear after the live stream ended, consider joining us next week live on Tuesday night, December 17, 2019, at 8 p.m. by going to the J.S. Brooks channel on YouTube, subscribing and hitting the bell. Do that and you'll be able to participate directly in the classes and receive notification prior to the next meeting (which will be in the new year, 2020, as the next two Tuesdays are Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve).

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 5



Tuesday night, November 5, 2019, after we voted, we saw what happens when greed overrides God's rules as the people move toward Ai. We explored what this and much else means for us. Tonight's live stream marked a personal milestone. Something will never be the same again. Also, there's a gaff at the very end if you stick around. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Joshua Week 4



Tuesday night, October 22, 2019, we saw how the people of Israel, following God, will be victorious over Jericho, but will stumble at Ai. Come and watch. Join us and see what message this story has for us today. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 11 & Joshua: Week 1



In this episode, we wrapped up our study of the book of Judges, with the remainder of Samson's long and violent career. Then we moved on to an introduction to the book of Joshua. After Joshua, we will turn to something from the New Testament. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 9



Beyond Loaves and Fishes is back from summer vacation. We're picking up with Judges again, picking up with Jephthah's ill-advised vow in chapter 11, starting up at verse 32. Hope to see you there. All are welcome. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 8



Tuesday evening, June 25, 2019,. we once again move on in Judges, this time into extremely hard territory with Jephthah in his inadvisable vow (after a week of glitching and one of meetings). The author of Judges will be holding up a mirror to us soon and asking some hard questions. Drop by. It will be enlightening! It will also be our last live stream until September. ~Rev. Jeff Snyder

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Beyond Loaves and Fishes: Judges: Week 7



Tuesday night, June 4, 2019, at 8 p.m., we continued the story of Gideon's triumph over the Midianites by most unusual means. Soon we will move on into extremely hard territory with Jephthah and an inadvisable vow. The author of Judges will be holding up a mirror to us and asking some hard questions. Drop by. It will be enlightening!

Subscribe to the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel, click on the bell, and you'll receive updates as to the next live stream experience. Go to: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheJBSnyder

Please note that after next week, June 11, 2019, Beyond Loaves and Fishes will be taking a summer vacation and will return again in the fall, when the pastor is rested and has had a chance to consider some additional ideas for the live stream! Fear not, though, as this gives you chances to catch up on our previous live streams on the books of Matthew, Ruth, Judges, and our Lenten live stream series for 2019. September will be here before you know it.