“A Movement Called Wisdom”

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Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 16 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, 17 “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ 18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, […]

“Welcoming”

Matthew 10:40-42 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Rewards 40 “Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. 41 Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward […]

“Beautiful and Terrible Things”

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Matthew 10:26–31 (NRSV) “So have no fear of them; for nothing is covered up that will not be uncovered, and nothing secret that will not become known. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered, proclaim from the housetops. Do not fear those who kill the […]

“How Long O’Lord, How Long?”

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Habakkuk 1:2-4 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Prophet’s Complaint 2 O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,     and you will not listen? Or cry to you “Violence!”     and you will not save? 3 Why do you make me see wrongdoing     and look at trouble? Destruction and violence are before me;     strife and contention arise. […]

“Burned Out or Fired Up?”

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I Kings 19: 1-18, The Message Ahab reported to Jezebel everything that Elijah had done, including the massacre of the prophets. Jezebel immediately sent a messenger to Elijah with her threat: “The gods will get you for this and I’ll get even with you! By this time tomorrow you’ll be as dead as any one […]

“We Are In This Together”

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Acts 2:1-21 1 When 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 […]

“Jesus Is Asking”

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John 17:1-11 1 After Jesus had spoken these words, he looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all people, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this […]

“Wading the Waters of Woe”

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John 14:15-21 (NRSV) 15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. 17 This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, […]

“Troubled Hearts”

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John 14:1-14 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. 2In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I […]

“Scarcity Screaming”

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John 10:1-10 (NRSV) 1 “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the […]