Grace, Gratitude and Generosity
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Grace, Gratitude and Generosity

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JOHN 15: 12-17 “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not...

Hurry Up and Wait
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Hurry Up and Wait

THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST NOVEMBER 8, 2020 MATTHEW 25: 1-13 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like young women who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil...

Preaching in the Purple Zone
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Preaching in the Purple Zone

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 18, 2020 MATTHEW 22:15-22 15 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. 16 So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and...

A Foot in Both Worlds
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A Foot in Both Worlds

OCTOBER 11, 2020 MATTHEW 22: 1-14 Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a king who prepared a wedding banquet for his son. He sent his servants to those who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused to come. “Then he...

When We Stumble and Fall
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When We Stumble and Fall

THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST OCTOBER 4, 2020 MATTHEW 21: 33-42 “Listen to another parable: There was a landowner who planted a vineyard. He put a wall around it, dug a winepress in it and built a watchtower. Then he rented the vineyard to some farmers and moved to another place. When the harvest time...

Who’s the Authority?
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Who’s the Authority?

THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST MATTHEW 21: 23-32 Jesus entered the temple courts, and, while he was teaching, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him. “By what authority are you doing these things?” they asked. “And who gave you this authority?” Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question....

Entitled to What?
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Entitled to What?

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST MATTHEW 20: 1-16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard. He agreed to pay them a denarius[a] for the day and sent them into his vineyard. “About nine in the morning he went out and...

The Flow
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The Flow

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST MATTHEW 18: 21-35 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. “Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who...

Positive Practical Spiritual Practice
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Positive Practical Spiritual Practice

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST ROMANS 13: 8-14 Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be,...

The Great Reversal
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The Great Reversal

AUGUST 30, 2020 MATTHEW 16: 21-28 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised...