Monthly Archives: October 2015

Proper 24b 2015: Thank goodness … for that

Job 38:1-7 Psalm 104:1-9, 25, 37c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45 This is one of the weeks that we have been anticipating. This is the week when Job is told, in no uncertain terms, that God is God and that Job … Continue reading

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Proper 23b 2015: The Way

Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31 The man was on a journey, “the way,” meaning he was a follower, or joined the followers of Jesus. He was on “the way.” Like others we have heard about, this … Continue reading

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Proper 22b 2015: Strong, Powerless, Suffering

(When are we strong? When are we suffering? When are we powerless?) “And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.” Jesus shows his disciples how to handle children: playful, maybe unruly, demanding, … Continue reading

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Proper 21b 2015: It is time again for joy

“It is time again for joy.” We recently passed the tenth anniversary of a devastating storm named Katrina. Some of us know well is destructive path. We remember better a storm named Hurricane Sandy; we are approaching the third anniversary … Continue reading

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Proper 20b 2015: False starts and failures and Jesus

Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4.3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37 We still want to be first, to be the first and the best. We want our football, hockey, soccer, and baseball teams to win. We want our children to be in … Continue reading

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Proper 18b 2015: Jesus, I beg you

Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10, 14-17 Mark 7:24-37 The rich and the poor have this in common. The Lord is the maker of them all. Today we are listeners to a once in a lifetime (as we … Continue reading

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Proper 17b 2015: the voice of my beloved

Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 Today’s texts are about who we are and what we do. Look in a mirror, James writes, and see who we are. The admonishment is that we … Continue reading

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