Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Son of David

October 23, 2011                    19th Sunday After Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1–12              1 Thessalonians 2:1–8               Matthew 22:34–46            The Gospel today is probably, for twentieth century church goers, one of the most obscure texts in the Bible.  When I read it I … Continue reading

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Giving to God What Belongs

October 16, 2011                    18th  Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 33:12–23         1 Thessalonians 1:1–10         Matthew 22:15–22             In our Gospel story today, the Pharisees and the high priests of the temple had had a really rough week.  It was Passover and I … Continue reading

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Getting Into an Argument with God

October 9, 2011                      17th Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 32:1–14           Philippians 4:1–9          Matthew 22:1–14             In every reading that we heard today someone is either arguing or talking with God.             Moses gets into an argument when God is going … Continue reading

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What Do We Own With God?

October 2, 2011                      16th Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20                        Philippians 3:4b-14              Matthew 21:33–46             Possession is 9/10 of the law.  Nine out of ten of the laws that our government creates are meant to safe guard what … Continue reading

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Working Out Our Faith with God

September 25, 2011               15th Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 17:1–7      Philippians 2:1–13        Matthew 21:23–32             Whenever I have a really bad week I tend to read through a short book that I have called The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.  … Continue reading

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Our Portion of the Kingdom in Christ

September 18, 2011               14th Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 16:2–15           Philippians 1:21–30                  Matthew 20:1–16             Most human beings have the capacity to be control freaks.  And I’m not just talking about someone who is a super type A personality who … Continue reading

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Forgive Us Our Debtors

September 11, 2011               13th Sunday After Pentecost Exodus 14:19–31         Romans 14:1–12          Matthew 18:21–35            The concept of forgiveness is a cornerstone of Christianity.  It is integral to the Lord’s Prayer as the 4th stanza.  1: Our Father who art … Continue reading

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