Tuesday, October 13, 2020
We began a Bible study of the Beatitudes in Matthew, chapter 5, verses 1-12, part of the Sermon on the Mount on Tuesday evening, October 13, 2020, at 8 p.m. We are exploring what each of Jesus' proclamations mean and how they apply to our daily lives. There is a great deal there. Come and watch. Everyone is invited.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I hope you are all having a blessed week. When we started 2020, my wife and I had no idea we'd be learning the ins and outs of producing and delivering a live-stream worship service. The faithful old computer we were working with couldn't handle the strain (it wasn't designed for the job) and we had to pick up a new model that could. Then we received an external camera to improve the visuals. Now we have a new external mic to improve our clarity, especially for those with hearing issues. Who knows where the rest of 2020 will take us. We fervently hope this will help make your worship experience more meaningful. Peace, Pastor Jeff
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
We nearly finished the last of our three minor prophets tonight, theprophet Malachi. He lived when the Temple in Jerusalem was rebuilt.
During the rebuilding phase, all sorts of ideas developed about how
wonderful life would be once the Temple was back in operation and how
much humans would change as well. It didn't happen that way and Malachi
helps his people deal with that, change their expectations, and calls
them to work for the change they want. Looks like we'll have one more
week and then we'll take a summer vacation and return in the fall. Join
us. Or enjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
We were well on our way to finishing with the minor prophet Haggai whenthis live stream began. We picked up with Chapter 2, verses 10-19 of
this two chapter book. From there we moved on to Malachi and how that prophet dealt with people's disappointment when the rebuilding of the Temple does not live up to expectations. Join us. Or enjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Finishing Micah last week, we are now moving on to the minor prophet Haggai, writing at the time the Temple is being rebuilt. Haggai reflects on what this means and what the people of Israel hope for the future. It's similar to our hopes for the future as we are coming through a time of potentially great change given both the pandemic and the civil rights issues joined today. Join us. Or enjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
We completed the prophet's book, Micah, Tuesday night, June 9, 2020. We picked up where we left off last week with the beginning of Chapter 5. Chapter 6 has a powerful message for us all. While I'm not making any guarantees, we could finish the book of Micah this week. Join us. Orenjoy watching this later. All are welcome.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
A short message concerning what we can do together to assist our African
American brothers and sisters to push back against the sin of racism so
deeply baked into our society. It's a message of encouragement for
everyone and a call to action.
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
This week we picked up with Chapter 2. There will be lots of material about human downfall and what we must do to walk with God instead of stumbling along in the dark being miserable. We ended with Chapter 4. It was a wild ride. You are all invited.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
After last week's introduction to the Old Testament prophets and how
their jobs changed over 1000+ years, we now turn to the prophet Micah
and what he had to say about Israel, power, corruption, downfall, and
hope. It will be a wild ride. You are invited.
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
This week we begin our exploration of the Old Testament Prophets with
the minor prophet Micah. We begin with a review of the history of the
prophets and where Micah comes in the long line of prophets that spans
1000+ years of the history of Israel. The job changed over the centuries as
the fortunes of the Israelite's changed. What does any of that have
to do with us. Come and see.
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
This week we explored Jesus' arrest, trial and execution and what it all means for us today. Come and watch. All are invited. If you wish to join us, next Tuesday evening at 8 p.m., we'll be covering Jesus' burial and resurrection, with all its amazing implications for us today. Subscribe and become a regular at the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA We meet Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. .
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
On Tuesday evening, April 14, 2020, we explored Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem, what it meant to be the Messiah, and head toward the culmination of Jesus' ministry on earth and all that means for us. Please join us Tuesday evenings at 8 p.m. on the J.S. Brooks YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBxxX5sENGIcCowZ314locA?view_as=subscriber).
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Tuesday, April 7, at 8 p.m., we picked up where we left off before Lent. We will be wrapping up our discussion of material leading up to the Passion, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus over the next few weeks.
Thursday, March 26, 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
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
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
Thursday, March 12, 2020
We will be exploring this at Lansdowne Baptist shortly, given all the concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus.
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Friday, February 28, 2020
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