Archive: Feb 2017

  1. Listening

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    Matt 17: 1-9; 02262017; Last Epiphany Once again, this morning, we find Jesus up on a mountain.  And unlike the Sermon on the Mount that we’ve heard parts of the last couple weeks, it’s just a small group this time; Jesus, Peter, James and John.  The lesson this morning is all about listening.  Not just […]

  2. A Moving Temple

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    Matthew 5: 38-48; 02192016; 7 Epiphany Today in Matthew’s Gospel, we hear the remainder of what scholars call the six “Antithesis’s”.  They’re so called because of the six “You have heard it said, but I say to you”, statements made by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount.  Last Sunday we heard four of them, […]

  3. “Yes, but…”

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    Matthew 5: 21-37; 6 Epiphany; 02122017 Decisions, decisions, decisions.  Jesus often wants us to be making decisions.  I always think of this morning’s Gospel reading as the “Yes, but” segment of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  “You have heard it was said, but I say to you”, and we the people reply, “yes, but…”  Perhaps […]

  4. Repair the Breach

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    Isaiah 58: 1-12; 02052017; 5 Epiphany I am happy to report that our three Chihuahuas appear to have no interest in politics.  They will accept pats on the head, and welcome treats from Republicans, Democrats or those of any other political persuasion.  Their world is a simple one, compared to mine.  Wake up, eat, go […]