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Mar

Saturday, March 30 — The People We Are Becoming

Saturday, March 30 — The People We Are Becoming Our reading today is from one of Paul’s letters, in this case to the church of Corinth where people were divided up into separate, competing groups. 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we […]

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Mar

Friday, March 29 — The Elder Brother

Friday, March 29 — The Elder Brother Today, we continue Jesus’ parable commonly known as that of the “prodigal son”.  In the last part of the story, the younger brother fades to the background and the elder son and father take center stage. Luke 15:25-32 “Now his elder son was in the field; and when […]

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Mar

Thursday, March 28 — The Prodigal Comes Home

Thursday, March 28 — The Prodigal Comes Home Yesterday, we read about the two opposing understanding of holiness and how the Holiness Code led the scribes and Pharisees to condemn Jesus for seeking out the company of “tax collectors and sinners.”  For Jesus this was a “teaching moment” as they say. Our reading skips over […]

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Mar

Wednesday, March 27 — A New Kind of Holiness

Wednesday, March 27 — A New Kind of Holiness This week we are invited to delve deep into one of Jesus’ best known parables.  The problem with being so “well known” is that we tend to close our ears when we hear it again because we assume we already know what it has to say.  […]

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Mar

Tuesday, March 26 — God Rolls Away the Disgrace

Tuesday, March 26 — God Rolls Away the Disgrace  In the brief Old Testament story that follows, after wandering for forty years in the wilderness the Hebrew people have finally crossed over the River Jordan and entered the Promised Land.  Moses has died; Joshua is now their leader. Joshua 5:9-12 The LORD said to Joshua, […]

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Mar

Monday, March 25 — Take It to the Lord in Prayer

Monday, March 25 — Take It to the Lord in Prayer Once again, please read our psalm of the week slowly, mindful to which phrases catch your attention. Psalm 32 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit […]

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Mar

Sunday, March 24 — Letting Go

Sunday, March 24  A reading from a book by Stephen A. Seamands entitled Holiness of Heart and Life: Several years ago Tom Skinner, the black evangelist, was in a large office building in New York City.  He was on the elevator going down to the ground floor when a man–the only other person in the […]

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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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