Knowing Means Forgiveness

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Fifth Sunday in Lent: Old Testament, Jeremiah 31:31-34                             Jeremiah 31:31-34 We have a phrase as Christians that we throw around quite a bit. It comes in the form of a question more times than...

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Familiarity Breeds...

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Fourth Sunday in Lent: Gospel, John 3:14-21                          John 3:14-21 Can we become so familiar with anything in our lives that it begins to melt into the wallpaper of our hearts? I think so. The title above points to...

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Loving the Dead

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Fourth Sunday in Advent: Epistle, Ephesians 2:1-10                   Ephesians 2:1-10 “The Walking Dead,” “Night of the Living Dead,” and “Dead Poet Society.” All have that ugly and unpleasant “D&rdquo...

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Not Quite

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Fourth Sunday in Advent: Old Testament, Numbers 21:4-9                         Numbers 21:4-9 The children of God wandering through the wilderness are well on their way to the land promised to their fathers by the Lord himself...

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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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