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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 8b 2015: grabbing the cloak of Jesus

Mark 5:21-43 “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the son of God.” These words are the beginning of the gospel of Mark. Mark gives us no birth story, no lineage in order to prove who Jesus is. … Continue reading

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Proper 19a 2014: Forgiveness?

Matthew 18:21-35 The voice came from behind me, the voice coming out of a crowd enjoying music and fireworks along the river. That one voice became, suddenly, quite clear: “Look Bobby, that’s the man who sang at Grandpa’s funeral.” And … Continue reading

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Proper 15a 2014: Kyrie

Matthew 15:21-28 Jesus has just done verbal battle with the scribes and Pharisees in Jerusalem. He retreats, or tries to, and that’s where we pick up the story. Now it was improper for a woman to address a man in … Continue reading

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Easter 2, 2014: Healing doubt

Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31 Alleluia! The Lord is risen! (The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia!) Healing doubt “Through believing you may have life in his name” Mercurochrome. Something was definitely being healed when that … Continue reading

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Proper 18b 2012: almost eyewitnesses

Mark 7:24-37 Today we are listeners, almost eavesdroppers, on a once in a lifetime story about Jesus.  We are at the edges of the room while some impertinent, totally unclean person – a woman – and a Gentile – slips … Continue reading

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