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Monthly Archive for March, 2015

Traveling Light

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The Story of God: Grace Matthew 20:1-16, NRSV Reflections We exulted in Christ not because of the fact alone that he made us as equal, but in making us as equal, He revealed something more amazing. He revealed himself. His personality and predilection to see justice ever through the tinted glass of mercy. Through blood-stained […]

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A Deeper Love: The Dynamics of a Flourishing Marriage Speaker: Rev Dr Chuck DeGroat Do you long for a deeper love? Most do, but the reality is harsh. Half of all marriages fail. This tragedy is magnified by the reality that many couples stay together but enjoy little intimacy, friendship, and happiness. Amidst our busy […]

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The Story of God: Forgiveness Matthew 18:15-35, NRSV Reflections When Christ’s promise defines possibilities, memories of the traumatic past become for us just that — memories of one segment of our past. They need not colonize the present nor invade the future by defining what we can do and become. Past wrongdoing suffered can be […]

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The Story of God: Transfiguration Matthew 16:24-17:8, NRSV Reflections Behind all thingsbehind the grey surfacethere is a glory escapingborn of heavenand belongs to heavena light that welcomesa more profound way of seeing thingsthat transfigures the worldthat casts a spell of hopethat sees the glory in the crossand life within deathit is a glorythat meets us […]

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The Story of God: Provision Matthew 14:13-33, NRSV Reflections Christ has planted his Table like an oasis along our pathway, in order that when we become weary with travel, weak and hungry in our souls, discouraged and wounded because of our false steps, stumbling, and failing, we may then enter there and be refreshed with […]

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The Story of God: Simplicity Matthew 6:25-34, NRSV Reflections Life is deep and simple, and what our society gives us is shallow and complicated. — Fred Rogers,in Christianity Today Just a little anxiety or worry could cripple us We have cluttered life, spirituality, attachments Whatever we treasure on earth, don’t expect it to give you […]

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The Story of God: Identification Matthew 3:13-17, NRSV Reflections Home is the center of my being where I can hear the voice that’s says, ‘you are my beloved in who I am well pleased’. Jesus made it clear that the same voice that he heard in the Jordan River and on Mount Tabor can be […]

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The Story of God: Fulfillment Matthew 2:13-23, NRSV Reflections If there’s one thing that comes through in every bit of the Christmas story, it’s that if you are a smart, sophisticated person and you insist only smart, sophisticated people have the truth, you’re not going to be much of a Christian. Maybe you’ll never become […]

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