Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hidden Treasure

July 30, 2017             8th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 29:15–28          Romans 8:26–39          Matthew 13:31–33, 44–52 While looking at all these examples of the kingdom of heaven I wondered: What do they have in common other than the fact that … Continue reading

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Where Earth Meets Heaven

July 23, 2017             7th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 28:10–19a                 Romans 8:12–25        Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43 I loved the story of Jacob’s Ladder when I was a kid. I thought it was really neat that Jacob saw this ladder that stretched … Continue reading

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Getting the Ground Ready

July 16, 2017       6th Sunday of Pentecost       Fellowship Sunday Genesis 25:19–34                   Romans 8:1–11           Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23 The parables of Jesus are like archeological digs, with multiple layers of meanings to what he says and the fun is trying … Continue reading

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What on Earth Should I Do?

July 9, 2017               5th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49,58–67        Romans 7:15–25a            Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 The passage that we read today from Romans is not one of my favorite Bible passages.  But it is one of my favorite passages … Continue reading

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What Will Your Wages Be?

July 2, 2017        4th Sunday of Pentecost           4th of July Sunday Genesis 21:8-21                      Romans 6:1b-11                 Matthew 10:24-39 When I first started teaching I read a book written for beginner teachers. The chapter titles were warnings like: A Teacher is Not … Continue reading

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