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We Are Enough! by Lorraine Watson

Scripture is full of amazing stories… Genesis 12-21—Abraham, the Father of Many At age 75 God calls Abraham to go to a land that God will show him and make him a great nation As years pass and while Abraham … Continue reading

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The City of God

I stopped watching news on television about a decade ago; actually it was probably about the time we were being told that we had to go to war against Iraq because Sadam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. This was … 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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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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Lessons from Isaiah’s Call

The Book of Isaiah begins with Isaiah receiving a vision of the future of the kingdom of Judah. The vision of Isaiah son of Amoz, which he saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and … Continue reading

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Jonah

Judaism is strictly monotheistic. God is an absolute one, indivisible, and incomparable being who is the ultimate cause of all existence. It follows that so called “foreign gods,” according to the Babylonian Talmud, simply don’t exist. The story of Jonah … Continue reading

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