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Week 5: Renewing the World with Justice and Mercy

Any Small Measure

Jesus isn’t making up new stuff when he sends his followers into all the world. This has been God’s project from the very beginning. 385 more words


When the Last in Line Gets Chosen for the Team

The casting agent enters the room with her top picks for the show’s leading man and lady. The new series will follow the spellbinding story of a clan that builds a powerful, world-impacting family tree. 489 more words

Covenant faithfulness ~ A Lenten Prayer

Tonight we join with our brothers and sisters in Christ, from First Presbyterian Church, for Lenten worship. My colleague and close friend are preaching through the Old Testament texts assigned, through the Revised Common Lectionary, for the previous Sunday. 243 more words


Renewing Relationships

The first part of spiritual renewal is deepening our awareness of others as people – not categories.

The sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent…

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Lent 2 - Take up your Cross

Sunday Readings for 1 March 2015

Lent 2 – Year B

Genesis 17.1-7,15-16      Romans 4.13-25       Mark 8.31-38

     Although human beings have rebelled against God from the beginning, demonstrating our foolish pride, our self-will and our repeated preference for evil over good, God has not ceased to love us or to seek our salvation, however great our wickedness or the righteous anger of the Lord as he sees the crimes which we commit against one another and against our Creator. 523 more words

Bible Commentary

Isaiah Chapter 51 Notes

Chapter Fifty-one:

Vs. 1-2:  The rock from which Israel was hewn and the quarry from which it was dug are Abraham and Sarah.  God calls attention to them to illustrate his power to bless: Just as God had the power to bless Abraham so that the whole nation of Israel came from that single man, so God still has the power to strengthen Israel and lead it out of the Babylonian Captivity. 330 more words

Bible Commentary

What in My Name

God must look down on us some times, shake God’s head, and say, “What in MY NAME are you DOING?!”

And what in God’s name ARE we doing sometimes? 596 more words