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Advent 3: Year B

Prepare the Way Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28 John the Baptist’s ministry was vital for developing the climax of God’s revelation. The thread of Hebrew religious history had to be brought together to prepare … Continue reading

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Advent 1: Year B

Watch. Wait. Be ready. Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-18 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 Mark 13:24-37 Chapter 13 of Mark is full of ominous signs and strong words of advice. It may seem obscure to us today, but it is full of distinctly … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 28 Year A

Being ready Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30 We have the responsibility to use our talents to mirror God’s creative action in the world. What we do shows forth the glory of God, no matter how insignificant … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 22, Year A

Fruits of the Kingdom Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46 This Sunday we have another parable located in a vineyard. The story is an allegory: the landowner is God, the vineyard is Israel, and the tenants … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 20, Year A

God’s gracious compassion and generosity Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16 Matthew narrates one of Jesus’ controversial parables, in which Jesus says the reign of God is like workers who get paid the same no matter when … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 17 Year A

The cost of discipleship Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28 After Peter confesses that Jesus is “the Messiah, the Son of the living God” (16:16), Jesus reveals the ultimate purpose of his ministry. These words prove … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 16, Year A

The Foundation of Faith Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20 It remains a perennial problem. We know we are God’s children through water and the word. We know the gifts of the Spirit are ours through the community. … Continue reading

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