Monthly Archives: November 2014

A Church for Christ

September 14, 2014: 14th Sunday after Pentecost; Homecoming Exodus 14:19–31; Romans 14:1–12; Matthew 18:21–35 When I was in University I took a Sociology course and the first exercise that we did was the professor instructed us to write down a … Continue reading

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Building a Community of Love

September 7, 2014: 13th Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 12:1–14; Romans 13:8–14; Matthew 18:15–20 I want you to imagine the disciples traveling with Jesus. Sometimes it was probably a great experience. They made good time in decent weather. They were able … Continue reading

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Speaking our Reality

August 24, 2014: 11th Sunday after Pentecost Exodus 1:8–2:10; Romans 12:1–8; Matthew 16:13–20 Over the last week or so I have been watching Robin Williams videos. I always loved him. He is so funny and so irreverent. No one ever … Continue reading

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Clean (in) Unclean (out)

August 17, 2014: 9th Sunday After Pentecost Genesis 45:1–15; Romans 11:1–2a, 29–32; Matthew 15: 10–28 Our first Gospel story is an argument and discussion that Jesus had with some Pharisees about Jewish law, and the second is a confrontation that … Continue reading

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Walking on Water: and other fun stuff to do with Jesus

August 10, 2014: 9th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 37:1–4, 12–28; Romans 10:5–15; Matthew 14:22–33 So after Jesus fed the 5,000 plus people he puts his disciples on the boat and then goes up to a mountain to pray. In Mark … Continue reading

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Wrestling with God, Wrestling with Ourselves

August 3, 2014: 8th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 32:22–31: Romans 9:1–5: Matthew 14:13–21 The scripture today from Genesis is a bit surrealistic. It is for the character of Jacob an absolute flipping point in his life. Not just a turning … Continue reading

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Building the Kingdom from Small Things

July 27, 2014: 7th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 29:15–28; Romans 8:26–39; Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 Chapter 13 is one of the Parable chapters of Matthew in which Jesus uses parables to talk about the word and Kingdom of God. The last … Continue reading

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