Tag Archives: WORD

God is love, God loves you more and you are God’s favorite

Psalm 87: 1 On the holy mountain stands the city he has founded; *the Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. God. Loves. Fill in the blank. More. Over the years to ones I have … Continue reading

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The Happy Sower

Mark 4:1 Again he began to teach beside the lake. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the lake and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the lake on the … Continue reading

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Long winded, unedited ‘word’ on Sunday’s ‘hot’ gospel: Churchgoer or disciple?

Third Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 7 Year A Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39 Matthew 10:24-39 Jesus said to the twelve disciples, “A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is … Continue reading

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Be pleased o God, to deliver…baby, today?

Psalm 70: 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me; * O Lord, make haste to help me. 2 Let those who seek my life be ashamed and altogether dismayed; * let those who take pleasure in my misfortune draw … Continue reading

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Lent as Eton, not Waterloo

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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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God’s Open Place and Poetry and How to Read Revelation

20 He brought me out into an open place; * he rescued me because he delighted in me. I have often reflected upon this verse from Psalm 18 because it is one – of many in the psalter – that … Continue reading

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Good – no great – is God’s Word

Sirach 31:12 Are you seated at the table of the great?* Do not be greedy at it, and do not say, ‘How much food there is here!’ 13 Remember that a greedy eye is a bad thing. What has been … Continue reading

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Family as Metaphor for God, the Gospel and Politics

Psalm 83:15 Drive them with your tempest * and terrify them with your storm; 16 Cover their faces with shame, O Lord, * that they may seek your Name. 17 Let them be disgraced and terrified for ever; * let them … 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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