Hope’s Target

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All Saints (Observed): Epistle, 1 John 3:1-3                                 1 John 3:1-3 This epistle is my “creeper". I refer to it that way because the first epistle of the beloved disciple was a...

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Am I Listening?

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All Saints (Observed): First Reading, Revelation 2:9-17             Revelation 2:9-17 Near the beginning of the final book of the Bible we find seven letters. Letters to churches that existed in the ancient world. Separated we are from them by centuries of...

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Bondage

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Reformation: Gospel, John 8:31-36                                       John 8:31-36 Jesus has just expounded the fact that He is the Light of the world. A description given to Torah, to the...

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Dive In

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Reformation: Second Reading,  Romans 3:19-28           Romans 3:19-28 Every so often I refrain from writing much of anything as commentary. This is one of those occasions. I am simply going to challenge you to read this bit of Romans perhaps several days in a...

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Pulling Out All the Stops

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Reformation: First Reading, Revelation 14:6-7                            Revelation 14:6-7 God never reaches a point of desperation. In the sense that we might when we’re on our way to the grocery store before it...

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Questionable

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Proper 24: Gospel, Matthew 22:15-22                                     Matthew 22:15-22 I think it would be fair to say that I hold in contempt the Federal Government of my own nation. I pray for...

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Delivered

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Proper 24: Epistle, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10                            1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Jesus has done a lot. Perhaps not the type of phrase we’re used to when we speak of our Lord, but it’s true...

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God’s Choice

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Proper 24: Old Testament, Isaiah 45:1-7                                 Isaiah 45:1-7 “Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have grasped …” Isaiah 45:1a). In a...

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Worthiness for a Wedding

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Proper 23: Gospel, Matthew 22:1-14                                       Matthew 22:1-14 Worthiness. Weddings. Conflict. Clothing. All these are elements of the story Jesus relates in this...

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Are We Learners?

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Proper 23: Epistle, Philippians 4:4-13                                    Philippians 4:4-13 Rejoice in the Lord always. So begins this conclusion of Paul’s most personal letter. He lists our...

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