“Grieving”

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Psalm 23 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Divine Shepherd A Psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2  He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; 3  he restores my soul. He leads me in right paths for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk […]

“Social Distancing”

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John 9 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Man Born Blind Receives Sight 9 As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned; he was born blind so […]

“Our Identity”

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John 4:5-29,39-42 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 5 So he came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. 7 A Samaritan woman came to draw […]

“When Did I See You?”

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Matthew 25:31-46 (NRSV) The Judgment of the Nations 31 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep […]

“Other Waters”

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Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 (NRSV) 15 The Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to till it and keep it. 16 And the Lord God commanded the man, “You may freely eat of every tree of the garden; 17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil […]

“What Does Transfiguration Transfigure?”

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Matthew 17:1-9 1 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. 3 Suddenly there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, […]

“Choose Life”

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Deuteronomy 30:15-20 The Message (MSG) 15 Look at what I’ve done for you today: I’ve placed in front of you Life and Good Death and Evil. 16 And I command you today: Love God, your God. Walk in his ways. Keep his commandments, regulations, and rules so that you will live, really live, live exuberantly, blessed by […]

“You are the Salt of the Earth”

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Matthew 5:13-20 13“You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. 14“You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15No one […]

“You’re In The Right Place If…”

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Matthew 5:1-12  (NRSV) The Beatitudes 5 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will […]

“What Are You Looking For?”

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John 1:29-42 The Lamb of God 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself […]