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“Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me”

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Matthew 16:24-28 (NRSV)  24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it. 26 For what […]

“Come & Follow: The Will Of My Father”

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Matthew 7:21-23 (NRSV)  21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your […]

“Come & Follow: Do Not Judge”

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Matthew 7:1-5 (NRSV)  1 “Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. 2 For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. 3 Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s eye, but do not notice the log in your […]

“Come & Follow: Disruptive Mercy”

Matthew 9:9-13 (NRSV) 9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him. 10 And as he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collectors and sinners came and were sitting with him […]

“Come & See: Treasures In Heaven”

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Matthew 6:19-24 (NRSV) 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, […]

“Expectant Peace”

Matthew 5:9 (NRSV) 9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.”  

Thanksgiving Eve | “Do Not Worry”

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Matthew 6:25-33 (NRSV) 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor […]

“Living By Faith: Isaiah”

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Isaiah 58:6-12 (NRSV) 6 Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; […]

“Living By Faith: Nathan”

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2 Samuel 12:1-14 (NRSV) 1 and the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him, and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds; 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. He […]

“Living By Faith: Moses”

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Exodus 14:10-14, 21-29;  (NRSV) 10 As Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked back, and there were the Egyptians advancing on them. In great fear the Israelites cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the […]