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Go To Galilee: “He Binds the Strong Man”

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Mark 3:22-30 (NRSV)  22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons.” 23 And he called them to him, and spoke to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that […]

“Becoming What We Love”

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Luke 2:41-52 (NRSV)  41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but his parents […]

Christmas Eve Family Service: “To us, a child is born”

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Isaiah 9:2-7 (NRSV) 2 The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—     on them light has shined. 3 You have multiplied the nation,     you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you     as with joy at the harvest,     as people exult when dividing plunder. 4 For […]

Courage in Chaos: “The Gentle Whisper of God”

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1 Kings 19:9-18 (NRSV) 9 At that place he came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the Lord came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He answered, “I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and […]

A Study in Ephesians: “Speaking the Truth in Love”

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Ephesians 4:11-16 (NRSV) 11 The gifts he gave were that some would be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of […]

A Study in Ephesians: “Being Built Together”

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Ephesians 2:11-22 (NRSV) 11 So then, remember that at one time you Gentiles by birth, called “the uncircumcision” by those who are called “the circumcision”—a physical circumcision made in the flesh by human hands—12 remember that you were at that time without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants […]

A Study in Ephesians: “Making Every Effort”

Ephesians 4:1-6 (NRSV) 1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond […]

“Welcome & Commend One Another”

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Romans 15:5-7 (NRSV)  5 May the God of steadfastness and encouragement grant you to live in harmony with one another, in accordance with Christ Jesus, 6 so that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 7 Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, […]