“Come & Take Up The Cross: As I Had Mercy On You”

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Matthew 18:21-35 (NRSV) 21 Then Peter came and said to him, “Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 “For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be […]

“Come & Take Up The Cross: Treasures In Clay Vessels”

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2 Corinthians 4:7-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 7 But we have this treasure in clay jars, so that it may be made clear that this extraordinary power belongs to God and does not come from us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but […]

“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, […]

“Come & See: For The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Theirs”

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Matthew 5:1-12 (NRSV) 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for […]