Monthly Archives: February 2018

Defining grace

Ezekiel 33:1–11; 1 John 1:1–10; Matthew 9:27–34 Today it seems fashionable to redefine most anything. It has become socially acceptable to order daily life according to personal thoughts and experiences. Yet, the truth remains that we humans do not have … Continue reading

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Who is greatest

Mark 9:30-37 Who is the greatest? Who could even dream of having such a conversation while walking with Jesus? Imagine the topics for discussion among the twelve. “Which one prays the best?” “Who is the most spiritual?” “Who is it … Continue reading

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Do not fear…believe

Mark 5:21-43 As he walked with Jesus towards his home, Jairus was hit with the news, “Your daughter is dead.” No need to bother Jesus any longer; you are too late. What was it that kept Jairus going? Having received … Continue reading

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Share the good news

Matthew 16:13-20 Here we are in the midst of Lent, the season of reflection and discipline. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the children of God are called to live a bit differently. On that day, ashen crosses adorn the foreheads of … Continue reading

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Be reconciled

Matthew 5:21-25, Genesis 32:1-20 People argue over the darnedest things. Once, two friends nearly came to blows over a slice of pizza. Serving their plates, one fellow took three slices while the other took only two. The one who took … Continue reading

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Because he lives

John 11:20-44 One Sunday morning, a teacher showed her Sunday school class a picture of famous people gathered around God’s table in heaven. The teacher asked them, “Where are you in this picture?” The children were puzzled. Finally, a child … Continue reading

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Whoever loves God

1 John 5:1–12, John 15:1-10 In one of his songs, Christian singer and songwriter Steve Bell points out; “Whoever loves God loves all that God loves. Think about that.” Truly, think about it. As Christians we learn from scripture that … Continue reading

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