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...

Return to Love
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Return to Love

THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST MATTHEW 16: 13-20 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked....

Canaanite Lives Matter
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Canaanite Lives Matter

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST MATTHEW 15: 21-28 Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples...