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March 5 Matthew 4 tells us a story which finds its source in the wilderness testing of Israel. His forty days fast in the wilderness mirrors Israel’s forty years journey. While his test is similar to the challenge that the … Continue reading

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Let Our Song Be Heard

LET OUR SONG BE HEARD-ROMANS 6:1-14, sermon by Jon Maroni Spokane Friends Church February 17th 2017.   Good morning, once again I am thankful to be preaching this morning. Many of you know that it doesn’t take very much for … Continue reading

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JtB – Your Still The One

I think we need to start were we left off last Sunday, at Luke 7:14 where it says that Jesus “… came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to … Continue reading

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Only In A Boat

Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out … Continue reading

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Inauguration Message

Inaugural addresses are important. Typically a new President announces the priorities of their administration. But of course it’s more than priorities, it’s also a vision, a vision for what the country can and should be. President Abraham Lincoln used his … Continue reading

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Luke’s take on Jesus’ Baptism

Among the four canonical gospels, John doesn’t mention Jesus’ baptism. Mark’s Gospel actually begins with a very brief description of the event. Matthew summarizes the event in four verses. Jesus comes to John who demurs then consents. Once Jesus is … Continue reading

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In A.D. 46 followers of Jesus were a persecuted minority in Jerusalem, forced underground and became a nearly invisible community of faith. Many fled, as immigrant refugees, to other places throughout the Roman world. James, arguably the brother of Jesus … Continue reading

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Hope Advent 2016

Today’s passage is the climax of Paul’s letter to the Romans. In the 8th verse he describe the mission of Christ. He indicates that Christ “has become a servant of the circumcised.” By the ‘circumcised’ he meant the Jews. And … Continue reading

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Advent II, 2016

Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love one another; for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.“ Talking about flying in the face of a usury based culture… “Owe no one anything.” How would you interpret … Continue reading

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Called to be Saints

Called to be Saints Paul’s letter to the Romans begins this way: 1:1Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, 2which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy … Continue reading

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