I Hope

Date: February 2, 2020

Bible Text: Micah 6:1-8, Matthew 5:1-12 |

This week's gospel lesson is the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount, a three-chapter collection of Jesus' teachings in the book of Matthew. We start with a group of sayings called the Beatitudes, from
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See Something, Say Something

Date: January 19, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 49:1-7, John 1:29-42 |

Presbyterians have a reputation for not talking about their faith very much. This, like most stereotypes, is a mix of fact and fallacy. It is true that our tradition is more introverted than some of
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Soaked

Date: January 12, 2020

Bible Text: Isaiah 42:1-9, Matthew 3:13-17 |

This Sunday's lectionary theme is the Baptism of the Lord. It's admittedly a bit of a jump from the end of Christmas last Sunday and Epiphany on Monday, but since we know virtually nothing about
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Restored

Date: June 23, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 8:26-39 |

The story of the man plagued by a legion of demons, while familiar to many, is filled with many subtleties and not a few unanswered questions. How did he come to be in such a
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Balance

Date: February 17, 2019

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Luke 6:17-26 |

The Sermon on the Plain gives us some context for considering the inequity of our society. Luke 6:17-26, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20.
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A Longer Table

Date: November 11, 2018

Bible Text: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17, Mark 12:38-44 |

Ruth and Naomi find their fortunes reversed. Yay! But in Mark, the widow in the temple puts her last cent and all her hope in the offering. Jesus is impressed with her but not with
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