Getting Our Priorities In Order
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Getting Our Priorities In Order

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 21, 2020 MATTHEW 10: 24-39 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will...

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Beyond Our Tribe

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 14, 2020 MATTHEW 9: 35-10: 8 “BEYOND OUR TRIBE” Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and...

How Is Christ With Us?
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How Is Christ With Us?

Today's focus is friendship.

Jesus says, “I no longer call you servants. Instead, I have called you friends. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit. This is my command: love each other….”

The nuanced meaning in Jesus’ words is that we begin relationship by serving, but then we move to friends. It is not giver and receiver—it is we are in this thing called life together and, we who are in Christ, move from being those who serve to those who befriend the neighbor.

The Flow
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The Flow

THE FIRST DAY OF PENTECOST MAY 31, 2020 JOHN 7: 37-39 On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.”...

Why Wait?
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Why Wait?

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 24, 2020 JOHN 17: 1-11 After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given...

When Love Finds You
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When Love Finds You

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 17, 2020 JOHN 14: 15-21 “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows...

The Soul-Full Room
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The Soul-Full Room

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 10, 2020 JOHN 14: 1-14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if...

The Mysterious Gate Between Worlds
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The Mysterious Gate Between Worlds

How do your actions impact others? What we are learning is that we are interconnected. But Jesus taught us this long ago when he said, “when you do it to one of the least of these, my brothers and sisters, you do it to me.”

The Weight of the Broken Bread
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The Weight of the Broken Bread

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 26, 2020 LUKE 24: 13-35 Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up...

To Forgive or Not to Forgive? That is the Question.
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To Forgive or Not to Forgive? That is the Question.

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER APRIL 19, 2020 JOHN 20: 19-31 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her. On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors...