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Blogging Towards Sunday, December 9, 2018

   Esther 4:1-17; Luke 3:1-6    Last week our reading from Jeremiah dealt with the question of hope – how do we hope, and trust, in God’s goodness, faithfulness and … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, December 2, 2018

  The First Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-16; Luke 21:25-36   Our society hurdles itself – and us – towards Christmas and all that it represents. The race now often … Continue reading

November 28, 2018 · 1 Comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, November 9, 2018

  Isaiah 2:1-5; John 14:23-27; Matthew 4:23-5:9   Peace. We long for it in our genes, our relationships, our communities, and our world. It’s shared universal value (by almost all … Continue reading

November 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 28, 2018

  Mark 7:1-23; Matthew 4:23-5:8   Exhausted. That’s how most people describe themselves these days. We’re discouragingly overwhelmed by the us-versus-them thinking we experience as hypocritical and tribalistic. This self-preservation … Continue reading

October 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, October 21, 2018

  John 8:2-11; Matthew 4:23-5:7   The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) are identified as the essential teaching of Jesus. Today’s beatitude is about Mercy. It’s a word that we don’t often … Continue reading

October 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 30, 2018

  Matthew 4:23-5:5   The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) are the essential teaching of Jesus. Recorded in the gospel told by Matthew, within the larger section of the Sermon on the … Continue reading

September 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 23, 2018

   Matthew 4:23-5:4 & Isaiah 61:1-4, 8, 10-11   The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) are identified as the essential teaching of Jesus. Recorded in Matthew, within the larger section of the … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, September 16, 2018

   Matthew 4:23-5:3, 15:21-28   We begin our Fall series on the Beatitudes with the first of the 8 sayings of Jesus recorded in Matthew 5:1-12. They are the foundation … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, May 20, 2018

Revelation 17:1-14; 19:1-21 As Christians, we affirm that Jesus the Christ came as the revelation of God and never left.  At Pentecost, we celebrate the presence of God in our … Continue reading

May 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Blogging Towards Sunday, April 22, 2018

  Revelation 4:1-11   While we often think of Revelation as a book of condemnation and apocalyptic destruction, it’s actually one of pastoral encouragement towards liberation, a theological introduction of … Continue reading

April 18, 2018 · Leave a comment