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334: May 26; Be What You Seem (New Testament Week 21)

Jesus’ protest in the temple got him killed. In these chapters we see him as the powerful Messiah, coming into the seat of power triumphant yet humble and then standing up to corruption in the holiest most powerful institution of his day. 90 more words

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333: May 19: Was Jesus Married? (New Testament Week 20)

Most of our stories have to do with relationships, usually relationships that end “happily ever after”. In reality, marriage is much more complicated! This episode explores the idea, ideal, and history of marriage, as well as what makes a good marriage on earth as it is in heaven. 85 more words

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331: April 28; May 5; Insiders and Outsiders (New Testament Weeks 17-18)

In these chapters we have shepherds going to rescue the lost sheep, and a Priest and Levite who avoid the potentially dead man. In John, Jesus declares himself the water of life, the light of the world, and the Good Shepherd. 91 more words

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330: Holy Week, by Carol Lynn Pearson (Bonus Episode)

In this bonus episode I read Carol Lynn Pearson’s Easter short story, “Holy Week”. I hope you find it as moving as I did.

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328: April 21; Easter (New Testament Week 16)

I think the most significant thing about Holy Week is that it fosters a holistic approach to Easter. It is not cheap celebration; it is full priced, high cost joy. 78 more words

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327: April 14; Transfiguration (New Testament Week 15)

What would we think of ourselves transfigured? Are we prepared for the effort and pain that experiencing our better selves would require? These chapters teach us about cooperating with those who have common goals, transformation, and ask the provocative question: What are we purchasing with the currency of our soul? 51 more words

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326: March 31; Bread of Life (New Testament Week 13)

Jesus teaches that greater than the miracle of feeding the multitudes or even healing the body is feeding and healing the soul. And one key to feeding the soul is to nurture our personal relationship with the Bread of Life. 47 more words

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