Tag Archives: Jesus

Third Sunday in Lent

We did spend time in Sunday school this morning considering why Abraham did what he did in Genesis 22. I said, I think that if we think he obeys God because he believes God will make him rich, or great, … Continue reading

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Where did you want to eat?

In Matthew (Mt 26:18) Jesus tells the disciples to “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is near; I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’” [It … Continue reading

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Genesis 36 is a genealogy, of Esau, “also named Edom” – surprise, the grandfather of Amalek (36:12), whose mother is Timna, the daughter of “Seir the Horite” (36:22), Seir another name for Edom, so here are the connections all laid … Continue reading

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Something Entirely New

Finally realized that I have always missed the point of the metaphor in Matthew 9:16 (“Besides, who would patch old clothing with new cloth?” NLT). Hello, it’s clearly NOT about patching things up. If what you have is new cloth, … Continue reading

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First Sunday after Christmas

[A liturgical note: Technically, when Christmas Eve is on a Sunday, and Christmas is on a Monday, we end up with no Sundays for Christmas. Technically, today is Epiphany, or rather, the Sunday before Epiphany, which is January 6. “January … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday of Advent

Sometimes, something will happen in worship that takes me by surprise, and makes me think of things in a whole different way. This year during Advent, our pastor has been giving the children’s message at the beginning of the order … Continue reading

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Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for today, Acts 10:19-33.] Hate has been making the news of late. But hate is not a new problem. It’s as old – well, almost as old – as humanity itself. We might … Continue reading

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