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Gifts of God, Pentecost 14 (B) – August 26, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84 or 84:1-6; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 If you ever have the chance to visit the Holy Land, you will walk in the footsteps of Jesus and learn about the complicated world in which he lived. You’ll visit the Garden of Gethsemane, the Upper Room, and about fifteen sites claiming to be Lazarus’ tomb. You’ll also likely visit Cana, the place where Jesus is said to have turned containers of wa … read more...

This Week’s Bible Study

Bible Study, Pentecost 14 (B) – August 26, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43 What a day it must have been to dedicate the Temple at Jerusalem. The dedication of the temple can stand in for many things and help us expand our imaginations: the dedication of our […]

Bulletin Insert

Bulletin Insert – August 26, 2018

Early in his ministry, Jesus of Nazareth was surrounded by crowds. He turned and asked, “What do you seek?” (John 1:38). For more than a thousand years, monastics have greeted pilgrims knocking on their doors by asking: “What do you seek?” Today, each of us can pause with the same question. As much as the world has changed, the fundamental human hop … read more...

Pentecost Sermons

Tribalism, Pentecost 17 (B) – September 16, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 1:20-33; Psalm 19; James 3:1-12; Mark 8:27-38 The esteemed 20th-century theologian Karl Barth [pronounced “Bart”] reportedly advised preachers to prepare sermons with the Bible in one hand and a current newspaper in the other. Obviously, he wanted the Bible to inform us and advise us, for good or bad, about what is going […]

Learning from Proverbs, Pentecost 16 (B) – September 9, 2018

[RCL]: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2:1-10 (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7:24-37 “A penny saved is a penny earned.” Is this in the Bible? I hope everyone is thinking—no! It’s a proverb, of course, but one of Benjamin Franklin’s, not from the Old Testament. However, it could have been one as the book of […]

Hypocrites, Pentecost 15 (B) – September 2, 2018

[RCL]: Song of Solomon 2:8-13; Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23 The church is full of hypocrites. Ever heard that? I hear it all the time. It usually comes from folks who are anxious to justify the neglect of their own religious duties by dumping on church folks. At first glance, it […]

Bible Studies

Bible Study, Pentecost 14 (B) – August 26, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11], 22-30, … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 13 (B) – August 19, 2018

[RCL]: 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5:15-20; John 6:51-58 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14 “Ask what I should g … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 12 (B) – August 12, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4:25-5:2; John 6:35, 41-51 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 In this … [Read More...]

Bible Study, Pentecost 11 (B) – August 5, 2018

[RCL]: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Psalm 51:1-13; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35  2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a In this passage, we … [Read More...]

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