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John 15:9-17

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05122021 – John 15. 9-17 Way back on Maundy Thursday, (Holy Thursday,) in the life of the church, Jesus continued his teaching…The clock was ticking…and the hour was growing late.   It was just “mere hours” before his series of trials and his crucifixion…and his excruciating death…would begin.   We assume, he knew what laid […]

Mother’s Day

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05082021 – John 15. 9-17 Easter6B                       (Mother’s Day Weekend)   There’s SOMETHING about mothers…They have this “amazing ability” to hear A SNEEZE or a MUFFLED COUGH, through three closed doors in the middle of the night, upstairs or downstairs, at least three rooms away…all the while dad is snoring up a storm – next […]

John 10:11-18

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04282021 – John 10. 11-18   I am no employer…I am but a simple wage earner.   So, I have no idea about such things as wages, benefits, insurance, 401 K’s, Social Security, and governmental withholdings…   My mom’s first job was as a carhop at the Northern Mist, a hamburger joint.  She SAID, “She […]

John 10:11-18

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04242021 – John 10. 11-18 You do understand that we are living in unprecedented times…right? (Pause) Reaching the end of a job interview – the interviewer asked the young applicant, fresh out of college, with a new Bachelor’s Degree in his hand,  “And what kind of a starting salary were you looking for?” The applicant […]

Luke 24:13-49

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04172021 – Luke 24. 13-49   The truth be told…it is another very odd gospel story.  Very Odd.  I mean who would write this stuff?  And publish it?  For the whole world to read and to see? The paradox of “Christian “DIS”-BELIEVERS” is a biblical fact, “believe it or not.” That “First Easter dawn was […]

John 20:19-31

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04132021 – John 20. 19-31 Easter – Week 2 – Series B – the year of Mark, but we find ourselves once again, in the Gospel of John. A lot of people do not GET the timeline here. The timeline IS extremely important. The timeline IS THE CONTEXT. When our Gospel text opens up, IT […]

JOHN 20:19-31

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04102021 – John 20. 19-31   Fear, uncertainty, and doubt surrounded the disciples.  FUD.  Yep, that’s a thing!  FUD-fear, uncertainty, and doubt.  This is critical in our “contextual understanding.”  Context is everything.   They were “fearful people” behind locked doors.  (Today, there would have been multiple locks, cameras, security systems and probably, guns.)   We […]

Easter Wednesday

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Easter Wednesday – April 7th, 2021 Living in denial–is as old as they come…and telling ourselves untruths is commonplace. People frequently say things like: “I’ve smoked thirty to sixty cigarettes a day since I was a kid. Cigarettes won’t kill me.” “What’s a couple extra pounds – during a pandemic, everyone has gained some weight.” […]

Easter Sunday

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Easter – 04042021 – 10:00 A.M.   Mark’s Gospel leaves people hopefully “wondering,” and “longing for more.”   The Tomb is empty.   Jesus is nowhere to be seen.   The three women (Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome) are greeted by an “unknown messenger…”   Early in the morning…the darkness still […]

Holy Saturday

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Holy Saturday – 2021 – “The Day After…   Jesus was crucified.  Killed in a most horrific manner.  And it all happened just yesterday.  No one knew quite what to do!  We were all at a loss…   Seems like an eternity ago…and yet, it was just mere hours…   His body was placed in […]