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Sunday Reflection

 Sunday’s Reflection:  “1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Sunday’s Reflection: This passage is full of rich details, isn’t it? Nathanael is from Cana; maybe he was the groom of the wedding? Peter is naked. The fire is a charcoal fire, not a wood fire. The number of fish … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

John 20:19-31. This piece of scripture offers a tantalizing one-liner at the end: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written so that you may come … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

The detailed account of Mary Magdalene’s response to Easter morning in John’s Gospel feels relatable in numerous ways. She notices that something is wrong or unexpected, in the stone rolled away from the tomb. She notifies others, as the duties … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Sunday Reflection: In this year’s lectionary, we do not have the triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. There is no waving of branches and declaring him the Messiah. Instead, this passage focuses on his torture and death. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Christ’s desire for Israel was that they might have known Him in an intimate relationship as their Messiah. Several days before His triumphal entry into Jerusalem, He expressed that desire when He said after being confronted by some Pharisees, O … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

In the wilderness Jesus did not engage with the devil’s temptations. He simply quoted the Word of God in scripture. God’s Word has power, even over the demons. Jesus’ experience teaches us that there is nothing wrong with being tempted. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Reflection: The transfiguration of Jesus follows immediately on the scene where Peter confesses Jesus to be the Christ, the Messiah – Luke 9:20. That scene ends with Jesus’ teaching on the coming glory of God’s kingdom to be experienced by … Continue reading

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Each of the four Gospels tells of the call of the first disciples. Luke’s account is distinctive. This is the only account of the call stories to mention the great catch of fish. The crowds are pressing in on Jesus, … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection

Luke’s account continues Jesus’ remarks and records the hostile response of the congregation. This story is a paradigm (a Greek verb meaning “to show,” “example” or “pattern”) for Jesus’ ministry and for the ministry of the church. Jesus’ preaching begins … Continue reading

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