Work of the Word

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Third Sunday after Epiphany: Old Testament, Jonah 3:1-5, 10                       Jonah 3:1-5, 10  The third chapter begins with words not unfamiliar in the Old Testament. Pointed specifically at the main character of the book...

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Hick Town

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Second Sunday after Epiphany: Gospel, John 1:45-51                John 1:45-51 This is a season of revelation. Our pastor reminded us of that yesterday during his children’s message. Christmas gets twelve days, he reminded us all. But Epiphany in...

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How Close is Close?

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Second Sunday after Epiphany: Epistle, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20              1 Corinthians 6:12-20 Paul is a great teacher. The apostle Paul, I mean. One of the elements that fostered his gifting was that Paul had run the gamut from devout believer of the Old...

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How's Your Hearing?

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Second Sunday after Epiphany: Old Testament, 1 Samuel 3:1-10                1 Samuel 3:1-10  At various times during our Lord’s earthly ministry He offers this counsel, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” We find similar words...

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Temple Tasks

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First Sunday after Christmas: Gospel, Luke 2:22-40                 Luke 2:22-40 Joseph and Mary loved their Lord. That may seem a strange thing to point to since the babe they carried into the temple in Luke chapter 2 was their Lord, their Maker...

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Tick, Tock, Tick

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First Sunday after Christmas: Epistle, Galatians 4:4-7          Galatians 4:4-7  I tend to think that if I were to ask the average bible reader if timing was important to God’s story, most would say “yes,” but without a lot of evidence for...

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I Know Not Which to Choose

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First Sunday after Christmas: Old Testament, Isaiah 61:10-62:3                Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Such difficulty following Christmas. The title of our meditation today is a confession from me. The statement Isaiah makes at the beginning of the reading is...

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What?!

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Christmas Eve: Gospel, Matthew 1:18-25                        Matthew 1:18-25 I look forward to meeting the earthly guardian of Mary and Jesus. What a man he must have been. No doubt Mary was lovely in the deepest and most important...

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Seeing God’s Love

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Christmas Eve: Epistle, 1 John 4:7-16                                       1 John 4:7-16 If you crack the cover of John’s first epistle you’re going to run headlong into love. And...

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Read the Sign

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Christmas Eve: Old Testament, Isaiah 7:10-14               Isaiah 7:10-14 Isaiah is so intertwined with Jesus. The marvelous words given to Isaiah some seven centuries before the first advent of the Savior are to be savored. King Ahaz is commanded by the...

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