Tag Archives: God

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 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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Palm Sunday 2015: The other parade

It was not the only parade that day. The parade that we were in was “the other one,” the subversive one, the one that didn’t make the news. The “real” parade was for the Roman governor of Judea, as he … Continue reading

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Lent 4b2015: we’re hungry!

Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-2 “Hunger” The short answer is “I don’t know.” I don’t know why God sent poisonous serpents to kill people. I’d like to say that that’s not the God that I know. … Continue reading

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Lent 3b 2015: “loosing” faith

Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22 Some of our teenagers gathered together about a week ago, and they played a game that, roughly described, was an illumination of the difference between the way things are in God’s … Continue reading

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Will you walk with me? Last Epiphany 2015

2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9 How did we get here? Here, to this mountain top with Peter, James, and John, Elijah, Moses, and Jesus? What a magnificent day! We do not really have words to … Continue reading

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