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Eating Flesh and Blood

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John 6:51-58                                                       “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them up on the last day.” That almost sounds like a scene out of Ann Rice’s book and movie, “Diary of a … Continue reading

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Doing Your Part in Baptism

Mark 1:1-8                                                   Baptism is one of the sacred rites Christians around the world share in common. It’s one thing that unifies us. We can all say we were baptized in Christ. If you meet a Catholic in Nova Scotia, … Continue reading

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Asking For Help

       Do you have as much trouble asking for help as I do? I’m far happier about responding to requests from others for help than I am to ask for another’s kindness. I’m not sure what that’s all about. … Continue reading

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The Unforgiven-ness in the Cross

Matthew 16:21-28 Take up your cross. Why did Jesus tell his disciples to take up their crosses? Did he mean it literally, as in, “Wear a gold cross around your neck or put it on a bumper sticker as a … Continue reading

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Authority to Bind and Loose

     Jewish scribes were the authorized teachers of the Scriptures. They wore a belt and on that belt hung some keys. These keys were symbolic of the knowledge, experience, and training of that scribe. Having these recognizable symbols gave you … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

Matthew 14:22-33 The story of Jesus and Peter walking on water is a fascinating and mystical story that is pregnant with meaning. Can we perform miracles? Can we walk on water? Neil Douglas-Klotz says a tradition of both native Middle … Continue reading

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Feed the Hungry

Matthew 14:13-21      Tony Campolo is a pastor, a professor of sociology, and speaker. He was invited to give a major address at a women’s conference. The women at the conference were being challenged to raise several thousand dollars for … Continue reading

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Spiritual Maturity

Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23      In my first year of teaching, I was assigned to teach Physical Science to a class of freshman. I found those freshmen to be quite diverse, a lot like the four types of soil to which … Continue reading

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Miracles Abound

Matt. 11:16-19, 25-30  I posted one idea on this text for Matt. 11:16-19, 25-30, but I had another thought about it today as I researched some of the Greek words again. I now think it has to do with belief … Continue reading

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My Yoke Is Easy

Matt. 11:16-19, 25-30      Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn of me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is … Continue reading

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