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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 26, Year A

Practice what you preach Joshua 3:71-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12 What a contrast between the kinds of leadership presented in today’s two New Testament readings. Paul emphasizes how he, Silas, and Timothy strived for humility: they … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost: Proper 25, Year A

To love God is to love your neighbor Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46 Over the past few weeks we’ve heard how the Pharisees continually challenge Jesus. Today they try one more time: “What is the … Continue reading

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The Season after Pentecost, Proper 4: Year B

New Freedom 1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) or Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 or Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6 All power over life and death belongs to God, and we can never control it. This challenges us to confront … Continue reading

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