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Birth and Bumperstickers

Relevant Lectionary Text Grace and peace are yours from the Triune God.  Amen. The Gospel reading for today features a conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus.  Nicodemus came to Jesus, looking for some sort of tidy formula or neat checklist about how to be a part of the kingdom of God.  What Jesus gives him instead […]

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Voices

Relevant Lectionary Text Grace and peace are yours from the Triune God. Amen. Our Gospel reading today features the story of Jesus’ temptation in the desert.  But to frame this story, let’s first flip back a page. If we reread the last few verses of  Chapter 3, we see that this tense story of Jesus […]

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Salt and Light

Relevant Lectionary Reading Grace and peace are yours from the Triune God, the source of all power and light. Amen. Our Gospel reading this morning comes from Matthew chapter 5, part of Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount.  So as you’re participating in worship today, you’re actually hearing TWO sermons.  And I’ll still get you […]

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The Happily Ever After

Relevant Lectionary Readings Here Grace and peace to you from the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb. I was talking to some people the other day about the books we were reading and one of the people I was talking to sheepishly admitted to me that before she really got invested in a new book, […]