Rev David Pileggi looks at the particular context of God’s relationship with the Jewish people. He is the God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and of Israel. Jesus is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah.
Rev. David Pileggi notes that in this passage Jesus is preparing his friends for his death and what should his family be doing after his resurrection and how should they be living?
Rev. David Pileggi looks at the perfect heart of God as reflected in the person of Jesus. He points out that Jesus, after his resurrection, only appeared to those he had a relationship with.
Rev. David Pileggi expounds the scriptures and asks “Is the daily life we live impacted by the resurrection?” The resurrection needs to be central to our lives, but how do we do that?
Rev. David Pileggi asks “How do we make the resurrection a reality in our every day lives? How do we encounter the person who is the Resurrection and the Life?”
Rev. David Pileggi reminds us that Jesus came to serve and give himself as a ransom for many. This is the paradox: He rides in on a donkey and not a warhorse.
Rev. David Pileggi compares the three previous gospel readings -- Nicodemus, the woman at the well and the man born blind -- looking at what each has in common, noting that in each case there is a struggle to understand the true and full identity of Jesus.
Rev. David Pileggi talks about the importance of Living Water with reference to the geographical location of the largest spring complex in the Middle East and it’s significance as a picture of the inexhaustible supply of pure water that flows from the Spirit of God.
In the continuation of the book of Matthew, Rev. David Pileggi reminds us that at His Baptism, God affirms and gives identity to Jesus. It looks like Jesus is set up for success however He is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
Rev. David Pileggi discusses the transfiguration of Jesus asking the question, "How does it apply to our lives today."