Visiting the Temple

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Third Sunday in Lent: Gospel, John 2:13-22                        John 2:13-22 Jesus loved the temple. Like any faithful Israelite, He would have seen the temple as the dwelling place of His God. And God commanded the structure to be...

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Fools and Weaklings

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Third Sunday in Advent: Epistle, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31               1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Unity is a major sticking point in Corinth, that city that housed a budding Christian community that gave Paul a full plate. Paul is building, or should I say God...

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Family Commands

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Third Sunday in Lent: Old Testament, Exodus 20:1-17                          Exodus 20:1-17    Some things never change. What goes up must come down. Day and night cycles remain intact. And the Ten Commandments given by...

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Confidence and Quiet

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Second Sunday in Lent: Gospel, Mark 8:27-38                             Mark 8:27-38 Lent is a mix, but never a mess. I recently was gratified by an online interview where a fine young scholar from my tradition pointed...

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We

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Second Sunday in Lent: Epistle, Romans 5:1-11                        Romans 5:1-11 If I tried to list all the stuff (and I use stuff reverently) that WE have received and have because of Jesus just in this passage, it would create a...

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100 With Confidence

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Second Sunday in Lent: Old Testament, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16                         Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 For some reason, whenever I read of Abram/Abraham I think, “This is it. This is the man who ‘got...

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Jesus and the Beasts

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First Sunday in Lent: Gospel, Mark 1:9-15                                 Mark 1:9-15 Reading our gospel text for the week my eyes were hooked by a comment Mark gives concerning Jesus in His temptation...

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Gifts

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First Sunday in Lent: Epistle, James 1:12-18                     James 1:12-18 James is one of those epistles that we don’t see referenced as regularly as say, Romans or Ephesians. Now it’s always there in our Bibles and we all...

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Father to Father

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First Sunday in Lent: Old Testament, Genesis 22:1-18                     Genesis 22:1-18 Introductions have long passed. Promises have been made. And the early steps of faith are maturing into “man” steps, distinguishing them...

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Clean Clothes

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The Transfiguration of our Lord: Gospel, Mark 9:2-9             Mark 9:2-9 It is the Sunday of the Transfiguration. It’s one of those places in our Lord’s earthly life that are so high above our capacity to explain that perhaps simply...

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