Monthly Archives: January 2013

Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, February 3

Last week’s lesson talked about Jesus going home to Nazareth.   He had just come off a successful start to his ministry where he had been widely praised and the reception at home seemed to be a continuance of this.  He … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, February 3

Jeremiah 1:4-10 4Now the word of the LORD came to me saying, 5“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” 6Then I … Continue reading

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Sermon – January 27 – A Collection Agent’s Take on Spiritual Gifts

If you look up the word “body” in a dictionary you will come up with several different definitions.  Most of them having to do with a collection of some kind.  Then there is also the physical body.  It can be … Continue reading

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More on Spiritual Gifts

I am attaching a link that I hope you will check out.  You can play the audio file or just read the text below the video.  I opened two windows on the computer at the same time and read along … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, January 27

I started off my morning with re-reading the lessons for the upcoming Sunday and wondering where Lori Emberton might be headed with the sermon this week.  As I began to put my thoughts into some kind of order and prepared … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, January 27

Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 All the people of Israel gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the book of the law of Moses, which the LORD had given to Israel. 2Accordingly, the … Continue reading

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Sermon – January 20 – Holy Communion

Relationships are built on a give and take between the participants.  But sometimes they can be based on “what’s in it for me”.  It is not for togetherness but individualism.  Wedding imagery is used throughout the scripture readings.  This imagery … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for January 20

This week’s lesson comes from the second chapter of John.  Jesus, his mother Mary and his disciples are all at a wedding feast in Cana of Galilee.  Weddings have always been a big deal in our culture but for all … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, January 20

Isaiah 62:1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like the dawn, and her salvation like a burning torch.  2The nations shall see your vindication, and … Continue reading

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Sermon – January 13 – Who Done It?

We have a “who done it” in Sunday’s gospel lesson.  Luke is the only gospel that does not clearly state that John was the baptizer of Jesus.  In Luke 3:16, John points to the coming Messiah as “one more powerful … Continue reading

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