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What’s in a (nick) name?

I gave a lot of thought to the naming of my children. I considered things like tradition, family customs, uniqueness, two syllables at most – I was big on that one – didn’t want others nicknaming them.  I had grown … Continue reading

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Go and Do Likewise

Today’s Sermon Proper 10 C Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37 Luke 10:25-37 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What … Continue reading

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Be joyful in the Lord, all you…

Psalm 100 Jubilate Deo 1 Be joyful in the Lord, all you lands; * serve the Lord with gladness and come before his presence with a song. 2 Know this: The Lord himself is God; * he himself has made us, … Continue reading

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Never on Sunday: Rejoice, this is the day the Lord has made!

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2Indeed, by faith* our ancestors received approval.3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made … Continue reading

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What matters is not who baptizes you but into whom are you baptized

Paul* went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2He was well spoken of by the believers* … Continue reading

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Preaching on the Lord’s Day is not part of a whistle-stop tour

Acts 13: 5After the reading of the law and the prophets, the officials of the synagogue sent them a message, saying, ‘Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, give it.’ 16So Paul stood up and with a … Continue reading

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Have you had a “Rhoda” moment?

Acts12:12 As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. 13When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda … Continue reading

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Love _______like Jesus does

Acts 3:1 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, at three o’clock in the afternoon. 2And a man lame from birth was being carried in. People would lay him daily at the … Continue reading

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We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves

Romans 15:1 We who are strong ought to put up with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2Each of us must please our neighbour for the good purpose of building up the neighbour. 3For Christ did not please … Continue reading

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Bearing with one another in love

I spent yesterday afternoon with a friend who had been referred that morning by his physician to Hospice.  Treatment is no longer an option for his condition.  It was now time to make him comfortable – treat the symptoms of … Continue reading

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