“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? I Like You Just As You Are”

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Luke 17:12-16 (NRSV) 12 As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance, 13 they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” 14 When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean. 15 Then one of […]

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Courage”

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Exodus 1:1-2:10 (NRSV) 1 These are the names of the sons of Israel who came to Egypt with Jacob, each with his household: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah, 3 Issachar, Zebulun, and Benjamin, 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad and Asher. 5 The total number of people born to Jacob was seventy. Joseph was already […]

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Enough”

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Genesis 26:12-33 (NRSV) 12 Isaac sowed seed in that land, and in the same year reaped a hundredfold. TheLord blessed him, 13 and the man became rich; he prospered more and more until he became very wealthy. 14 He had possessions of flocks and herds, and a great household, so that the Philistines envied him. 15 (Now the Philistines […]

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Love”

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Luke 10:25-37  NRSV    25  Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, […]

“My Faith”

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Mark 5:25-34 (NRSV) 25 Now there was a woman who had been suffering from hemorrhages for twelve years. 26 She had endured much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had; and she was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched […]

“Let Us Cross to the Other Side”

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Mark 4;35-41   (NRSV)  35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. Other boats were with him. 37 A great windstorm arose, and the waves […]

“Insanity or Ignorance”

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Mark 3:20-35  (NRSV) 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone out of his mind.” 22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, “He has Beelzebul, and by […]

“Stretch Out Your Hand”

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Mark 2:23-3:6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Pronouncement about the Sabbath 23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the sabbath?” 25 And he […]

“Holy Spirit; Again and Again”

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Acts 2:1-21 NRSV 1When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3 Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue […]