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Mar

Saturday, March 23 — There Is Need of Only One Thing

Saturday, March 23 — There Is Need of Only One Thing Today we will read an another passage from Luke’s Gospel – one that comes directly after what is possibly Jesus’ best known parable, that is commonly referred to as “The Good Samaritan.”  In that story a foreigner — one typically despised by Jesus’ Jewish […]

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Mar

Thursday, March 21 — Being Who God Made Us to Be

Thursday, March 21 — Being Who God Made Us to Be Yesterday, we heard how a conversation with his disciples about terrible calamities that unexpectedly befall people led Jesus to call everybody to “repent” – that is, to speak of the need everybody has to return to God and change the way our minds view […]

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Mar

Wednesday, March 20 — Finding Our Way Home

Wednesday, March 20 — Finding Our Way Home As we pick up the Jesus story as Luke tells it, Jesus is well on his way to Jerusalem where he will lay down his life. Luke 13:1-5 At that very time there were some present who told him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled […]

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Mar

Tuesday, March 19 — God Beyond Our Understanding

Tuesday, March 19 — God Beyond Our Understanding There is this over simplification we sometimes make in which we speak of the God of the Old Testament as a distinctly different God from the one revealed in the New Testament.  One is wrathful, the other loving.   There are certainly parts of the Old Testament that […]

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Mar

Jesus as Our Mother Hen with Wings Wide Open

A sermon preached on March 17th, 2019 entitled, “Jesus as Our Mother Hen with Wings Wide Open: These are distressing times we are living in.  Friday’ horrifying news about the 28 year old White Supremacist who opened fire in two different Mosques in Christ Church, New Zealand as children of God had gathered for prayer […]

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Mar

Monday, March 18 — Psalm 63:1-8

Monday, March 18 Once more we are reading a psalm, and so we recall that psalms are evocative poems that in saying people have sought to make connection with God for three thousand years. Read the psalm slowly, preferably aloud and take note of the phrases that catch your attention. Psalm 63:1-8 O God, you […]

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Mar

Sunday, March 17 — Victor Frankl:  The Last of All Human Freedoms

Sunday, March 17 — Victor Frankl:  The Last of All Human Freedoms Victor Frankl wrote a book entitled, “Man’s Search for Meaning” arising from his experience of having lived in a Nazi concentration camp.  A psychiatrist, Frankl expressed in the book the therapeutic philosophy that arose from the brutal experience he had undergone. Central to […]

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Mar

Saturday, March 16 — What Does Real Strength Look Like?

Saturday, March 16 — What Does Real Strength Look Like? Our reading continues from yesterday’s reading with Jesus drawing closer to the city of Jerusalem and the fate that awaits him there. Luke 13:34-35 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired […]

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Mar

March 15 — Finding Courage

Friday, March 15 — Finding Courage Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, where he will lay down his life. Luke 13:31-33 At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to him, “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.”  He said to them, “Go and tell that fox for me, ‘Listen, […]

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