About The Rev. Miss Tracy Siegman

If you know me, Prissie Sissie may be an appropriate nickname at face value, but it has an alternate meaning to me. Prissie is a nickname for Priscilla. Priscilla was a significant disciple of the Apostle Paul (Rom. 16:3; 2 Tim. 4:19). Sissie is short for sister - I am your sister in Christ.

The Priest of the New Covenant – March 18, 2018 – Psalm 51, Jeremiah 31: 31 – 34, Hebrews 6: 13 – 20

Psalm 51 is a confession and request for forgiveness. It was written by King David as a response to being confronted about his sin. There is a specific sin King David is confessing.

King David was the beloved king of Israel. He was the second king of Israel who was anointed as a boy to reign following King Saul. The Bible tells us that David was a man after God’s own heart through an idealized story of a great king…but he was not perfect. The Bible tells us he was loved by God and known for his devotion to God. That should give us comfort that we don’t have to be perfect to be forgiven, because David was not perfect.

King David was a powerful man. He saw something he wanted and he took it. David saw the wife of a man in his army and wanted her for himself. Looking down from his palace, David saw Bathsheba and longed for her. He sent guards to fetch her and bring her to the palace. He was the king and the people did not refuse the king. David made his advances and Bathsheba spent the night with the king.

Bathsheba became pregnant. It may seem odd that the text tells us that Bathsheba was bathing when King David first saw her, but, based on Jewish customs, what she was doing was a ritual purification following her monthly cycle. So, when she becomes pregnant, we know the baby is King David’s. No need for a paternity test and an episode of the Jerry Springer show. This baby is King David’s because Bathsheba was not pregnant when he first saw her and her husband Uriah had been off fighting King David’s war. Continue reading


He is King – March 11, 2018 – John 18: 28 – 40

After Jesus was questioned by Caiaphas, the Jewish leaders led Jesus to the governor’s palace to be questioned by Pilate. It was the day of the Passover. The Disciples and Jesus had eaten a meal the night before which was Jesus’ Last Supper but it was not the Passover meal. The Jewish leaders needed to stay ritually pure during this trial so they could eat the Passover meal that night. They couldn’t go into the palace for the trial because they would have become unclean. The Jewish leaders wouldn’t go in to see Pilate, so he came out to them.

Let’s note that this was the Jewish leaders through this trial, not all the Jews. In verse 14 of this chapter of John, it is noted that “Caiaphas was the one who advised the Jewish leaders that it was better for one person to die for the people.” The Jewish leaders had been plotting to kill Jesus for about 2 weeks. Continue reading

He is Denied – March 4, 2018 – John 18: 12 – 27

I have formed a relationship with a homeless woman through SHALOM. I met her my second night volunteering during the first week of SHALOM.

She seemed like a quiet loner sitting away from the group listening to music and writing in her journal. After some time, she came over to talk to me. She was very fidgety. She mumbled and it was hard following her thoughts.

She told me she has bipolar disorder, like me. She said she hadn’t been on her meds for a long time. She used to use meth to calm her down, but she said she had stopped that. Continue reading