Monthly Archives: July 2013

Listening Toward Sunday

Luke 12:13-21 13 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then he said to them, … Continue reading

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Beyond Justice

“Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” Luke 12:13 Jesus is presented with what appears to be a case of injustice . . . and he refuses to take action for what is fair and equitable. … Continue reading

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Prayers on Sunday

Here are the texts from the seven prayer circles.   GUILT This station is a chance to apologize to God for anything that you feel you have done wrong this week. It’s also an opportunity to ask God to free … Continue reading

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Listening Toward Sunday

Here’s the deal: on Sunday we are going to talk about, practice, and experiment with prayer based on Luke 11:1-13. Jesus gives us his version of a rabbi’s prayer for his apprentices, and uses a few common relational experiences to … Continue reading

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(un)Acceptable to God

Can God love me just as I am, and simultaneously not want me to be just as I am? The revelation of God’s divine nature affirms that each one is wholly and thoroughly loved by God, and accepted by grace … Continue reading

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Listening Toward Sunday

With the pairing of Amos 8:1-12 and Luke 10:38-42, we have two texts which are descriptive of the community which is the people of God. Both readings address the ordinary interactions between God’s people, and speak to how faith is … Continue reading

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Crucial Thinking

Can God love and accept you just as you are, and desperately want you to be other than just as you are? The cross.

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Listening Toward Sunday

The lectionary gives us the story of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10:25-37, as well as the opening of Paul’s letter to the Colossians (1:1-14).  Jesus’ description of the practice of love and mercy for one’s neighbor complements Paul’s expectation … Continue reading

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Listening Toward Sunday

Galatians 6:7-16 7 Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. 8 Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will … Continue reading

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