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Third Sunday in Lent

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” This third Sunday in Lent, upon seeing the temple overrun by money changers and by those who would turn it into a marketplace where things are bought and sold, we see Jesus call out the church on their sins by overturning tables and…

Promise & Protection

New Day Sermon (epiphany 6) Sometimes we think of the Ten Commandments as one-dimensional. They just tell us what we can’t do. There is a rhythm in the commandments between the promises they embody from God and the ways we can protect those promises.

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Epiphany 6

EPIPHANY 6 NEW DAY SERMON We continue our discipleship theme in February with a look at how Jesus interprets the “handbook” for disciples … the Ten Commandments.  Are you a rule follower? … a rule breaker? … or a rule enhancer like Jesus?  It’s not always easy to follow the rules.

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Epiphany 6 Preview

Jesus said to the disciples:  “You have heard that it was said to those of ancient times … but I say to you ….” Words that can strike fear in the heart of a Christian.  Jesus speaking about commandments, and reminding us that the standard of behavior may even be higher for us than what…

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To What Am I Beholden?

email devotion epiphany 2 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from the worship of idols. (1 Corintians 10:14) I have been drawn into the cult, and have swallowed a full draught of the Kool-Aid.  Multiple times a day, the cult consumes some of my time … some of my attention … some of my adoration.  It directs…

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The Commandments Call To Us

Email Devotion Pentecost 26 Praise the Lord!  Happy are those who fear the Lord, who greatly delight in his commandments.  (Psalm 112:1, NRSV) I find myself thinking about the Ten Commandments, as I consider the first few days in our country following our recent election.  I find myself thinking about the 8th Commandment (You shall…