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John 17:1-11

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05242020 – John 17. 1-11 So, this week I did a STUDY on the word “GINOSKO” – The GREEK word GINOSKO means to “LEARN to KNOW,” or to “COME to know,” “to get KNOWLEDGE of,” “to PERCEIVE” or “to FEEL.”  It means “to UNDERSTAND.”  “To become “acquainted WITH, to know.” I pushed FORWARD. I had […]

John 14:15-21

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05172020 – Jn. 14. 15-21   Our Gospel lesson for this morning takes us BACK IN TIME.  This year YOU COULD NOT BE PRESENT for the celebration.  The sanctuary was EMPTY. The day was called, “MAUNDY Thursday” or “HOLY Thursday” of HOLY WEEK. We were ALONE, here, in the sanctuary. On the FLOOR before the […]

John 14:1-14 Mother’s Day

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05102020 – John 14. 1-14 (Mother’s Day Weekend) – Easter 5   The disciples were DISTRAUGHT.    It seems to me they are portrayed as being OFTEN “confused and anxious.”   They were “constantly concerned” about “way too many things…”   THEREFORE, they easily became “distracted, flustered, and worried,” DOES THIS SOUND LIKE anybody WE […]

John 10:1-10

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05032020 – John 10. 1-10 Just in the way of some background info…young Hebrew boys of the first century would memorize THE ENTIRE TORAH. Yep, the COMPLETE books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  And they would be TESTED on it, too! And you thought MY CONFIRMATION classes WERE challenging or hard! All Hebrew […]

Luke 24:13-35

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Luke 24. 13-35 – 04262020 On this third Sunday of Easter, we find ourselves traveling a road … that is “insanely FAMILIAR.”  ALMOST every one of us, regardless of our “circumstance,” knows THIS ROAD. We have WALKED it.   If we have NOT, we ONE DAY WILL. OTHERS have as well.  MANY others.  Lots of others. […]

John 20:19-31

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04182020 – John 20. 19-31 (Easter II)  Let’s talk about some of the “BAD BOYS of the BIBLE.”  Only, let’s be a LITTLE BIT MORE specific. Let’s just talk about “the twelve.”  Those twelve-peachy-guys-hand-selected-by Jesus, himself! Now obviously, he KNEW what he was doing!  He KNEW what he was GETTING HIMSELF in TO!  12 guys!  […]

Resurrection of Our Lord 2020

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04122020 – The Resurrection of Our       Lord! “Life CRISES” can change us FOREVER! Many people will long remember the COVID-19 crisis and the toll that it has taken upon “OUR WORLD” in 2020. “Future generations” will be TOLD about WHAT we lived and died through. “Dramatic MOMENTS” can turn “deep sorrow” into great “JOY” that […]

Good Friday 2020

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04102020 – Good Friday Good Friday was STILL being “STAGED” by the JERUSALEM AUTHORITIES, the rich and the powerful, the ELITISTS.  They were FLEXING THEIR ARMS and PULLING all the STRINGS in the BACKGROUND…obviously, with the help of ROME.  THEY were doing THEIR thing. It was like a FINAL HURRAH!   A HAIL MARY! (as it […]

Maundy Thursday 2020

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04092020 – Maundy Thursday Again, John’s gospel is so very different when compared to that of the SYNOPTICS. In John, and its account, of the events at the LAST SUPPER, there is no mention of the PASSOVER MEAL, and no EUCHARISTIC verbiage whatsoever. Instead, WHAT we have IS the story of THE FOOT WASHING. It’s […]

Spy Wednesday

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04082020 – SPY WEDNESDAY PASSOVER is still celebrated by our Jewish brothers and sisters to this very day.  It is celebrated in remembrance of THOSE EVENTS that LIBERATED them from SLAVERY in “EGYPT LAND.” “In the course of THOSE EVENTS”, they were “formed and created” as G*D’S COVENANTED, holy, CHOSEN-beloved people. And it was YHWH […]