The Long Reach of the Cross

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Second Sunday in Lent: Gospel, Mark 8:27-38              Mark 8:27-38 Three times Jesus teaches His closest disciples of His impending death. In Mark those times come in rapid succession in chapters 8-10. And after each time Jesus spends time teaching about...

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At The Right Time

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Lent 2: Epistle, Romans 5:1-11                              Romans 5:1-11 If you have hung around God’s people for any length of time, at least in America, you will hear the refrain, “God is never...

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A Daughter of Delight

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Lent 2: Old Testament, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 I think most of us know the importance of names in the Bible. The names of those that we run across in our journey through its pages hold a significance that does not...

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Water to Wilderness

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Lent 1: Gospel, Mark 1:9-15                                      Mark 1:9-15 “In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan” (Mark 1:9). The...

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From Without and Within

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Lent 1: Epistle, James 1:12-18                                    James 1:12-18 Some of us HATE tests. Some don’t mind and some actually look forward to the challenge. But follow the call of our...

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Make No Mistake

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Lent 1 Old Testament, Genesis 22:1-18                              Genesis 22:1-18 There are certain accounts in the Old Testament that are clearer than others. Our separation in language, culture and timeline set so...

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No Options

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The Transfiguration of our Lord: Gospel, Mark 9:2-9       Mark 9:2-9 Jesus tells his disciples on three different occasions that He has an appointment with death. The first incident has just passed. It came on the heels of Peter declaring Jesus as the Messiah. Talk about...

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Motivation

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Epiphany 6: Epistle, 1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1         1 Corinthians 10:31-11:1 You know there are a few texts in the Bible that need not a lot of explanation. The epistle lesson for this week is like that. 1 Corinthians is a letter that was written to address lots of...

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God's Way Is Best

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Epiphany 6: Old Testament, 2 Kings 5:1-14                       2 Kings 5:1-14 Oh Naaman! The Lord of heaven and earth uses you so marvelously in this account to exalt His ways above man’s. Did you realize it at the time? Did...

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They Will Come

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Epiphany 5: Gospel, Mark 1:29-39                            Mark 1:29-39 True need and genuine opportunity always combine for a show of interest. No matter what the subject is. And in our gospel reading for this Sunday we...

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