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Luke 10:38-42

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07162022 – Luke 10. 38-42   Its “weird” what people “get out” of – or “force out” of the various gospel lessons.   For example: It is ok for women to be “pitted against one another,” for them to be in “conflict and competition,” because its in the Bible!   Mary versus Martha, it’s in […]

Luke 10:25-37

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07132022a – WHO is “MY” Neighbor?                     Lk.10. 25- 37   The lawyer answered Jesus, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; AND your NEIGHBOR as yourself.” But then, the lawyer turned to Jesus and asked him, “WHO […]

Luke 10: 25-37

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07092022 – Luke 10. 25-37 The accounts of people “finding reasons” NOT TO COME TO SOMEONE’S AID are “just as common” as “PEOPLE IN NEED.”  Both are PLENTEOUS. People fear INVOLVEMENT. People fear ENTRAPMENT. People fear LITIGATION. People fear the UNKNOWN. Heck, we even fear each other. ( A kind of anthropro-phobia, fearing other people.) […]

Luke 10:25-37 July 10th, 2022

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07102022 – Luke 10. 25-37 A little bit of a different take…on this one: This strikes me as being all very academic. After all, we are dealing with an uppity-snootie-academician. It’s like he and Jesus are playing a game of “cat and mouse.” The legal expert trying “to get one-up on Jesus” and discredit him […]

Pentecost V Luke 10: 1-11, 16-20

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07062022 – Luke 10. 1-11, 16-20 There is actually a field of study called “numerology, the study of numbers…” The number “70” appears in the scriptures a lot! Maybe even more than a lot! The number 70 is an “important number-historically as well as traditionally.” “70” like 7, is a number of completeness or wholeness. […]

John 14:1-7

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07032022 – John 14. 1-7, St. Thomas This is intentionally going to be a strange one! So please, bear with me: You are a FOURTH century Christian or later. You have heard about the work at Nicea. But you probably have no idea WHERE THAT ACTUALLY IS…or WHAT THEY did. It is “an ancient Greek […]

Luke 10:1-11, 16-20

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07022022 – Luke 10. 1-11, 16-20   I tell you; this Jesus guy is not an easy guy to follow. He expects a lot of you. More than a lot…it’s like he expects everything…the world, even. Doesn’t he get it? Doesn’t he understand? We are human. We are not God. We are not perfect. Far […]

Luke 9:51-62 Wednesday night

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06292022 – Luke 9. 51-62 Our Gospel text is about “resistance” and at the very same time, it is about “excuses.” We know something about both. Something tells me there is a little “resistance” in all of us, and a whole lot of “excuses” in there…as well. We stand in opposition and “resist” a great […]

Luke 9:51-62

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06252022 – Luke 9. 51-62 It is a life lesson. Not everybody is going to agree with you. Not everybody is going to like you. Not everybody is going to like “all of the time.” It is called reality. Heck, we don’t even like ourselves, 100% of the time! “And he sent messengers ahead of […]

Luke 8:26-39

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08222026 – Luke 8. 26-39 People say they “CANNOT RELATE to this stuff!” “This is “THE STUFF” of HOLLYWOOD,” they say! Remember the movie, “THE EXORCIST?” It caused, fear, terror, horror, alarm, and sleepless nights, … AND, it made MONEY at the box office besides. There is even a whole Hollywood Horror GENRE. Demons ARE […]