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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 15b 2015: Abiding

1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58 It is no wonder that early Christians were accused of cannibalism. The words are at least a little hard to hear and say even now. Yet, we are a faith … 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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Proper 28a 2014: Fear not

We start with the book of Judges: “The Israelites again did what was evil in the sight of the Lord” … and finish with Matthew, and “being thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” … Continue reading

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Proper 25a 2014: A promise

Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90: 1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 There are 613 commandments in the Torah, strictly speaking, the first five books of the bible. These commandments/laws are called “halakhah,”(ha low ha) and they govern how to function … Continue reading

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Proper 17a 2014: Faith is a verb

Exodus 3:1-15 Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 Frederick Buechner writes, Faith is better understood as a verb than as a noun, as a process than as a possession. It is on-again-off-again rather than once-and-for-all. Faith is not being sure where you … Continue reading

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