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Lent Sermon Series: Again and Again: We Take Up Our Cross Mark 8:28-38, NRSV Reflections And so long as you haven’t experienced this: to die and so to grow, you are only a troubled guest on the dark earth. — Goethe, The Holy Longing In any life situation, confronted by an outer threat or opportunity, […]

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The Way of Love: Liberates Mark 1:21-28, NRSV Reflections If Jesus Christ is truly creator (as divine Word) and redeemer (as Word Incarnate) then what is created out of love is ultimately redeemed by love. — Ilia Delio, Christ in Evolution Main point of this passage is not about the demons, but on Jesus’ power […]

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When Things Fall Apart: Deconstruction Acts 9:1-19, NRSV Reflections Fanaticism is always a compensation for hidden doubt. Religious persecutions occur only where heresy is a menace — Carl Jung The dark night is God’s attack on religion. — Rowan Williams It was Apostle Paul’s dark night Jesus is one with the bodies of those who […]

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Sermon Series: Welcome of Resurrection Enemies Welcome Acts 9:1-19, NRSV Reflections The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people. — G.K. Chesterton It is our experience, good or bad, of our lives that teaches us Paul’s transformation from violence to breakdown […]

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The Story of God: Humility Micah 6:1-8, NRSV Matthew 9:9-13, NRSV Reflections But you will perhaps see how, as baptized people are drawn into the priestliness of Jesus, they are called upon to mend shattered relationships between God and the world, through the power of Christ and his Spirit. As baptized people, we are in […]

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Series: The Ten CommandmentsThe Third Commandment: Entrusted with God’s Name Exodus 3:11-17, NRSV Exodus 20:2, 7, NRSV Reflections If it doesn’t look like love, if it’s not beautiful, if it doesn’t promote peace, let it go, it doesn’t flow from God. — Brian Zahnd Commandments are like Israelites’ constitutions Don’t misused God’s name, not to […]

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Series: Lord of Lent Kneeling Power, Kneeling Love: Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet John 13: 1-17, NRSV Reflections The horrified reaction of Peter … is the reaction of normal human nature. That the disciple should wash his master’s feet is normal and proper. But if the master becomes a menial slave to the disciple, then […]

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