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Read & Ponder for Sunday Sep 21, 2014

The Kingdom of Heaven

Matthew 20:1-16  (NRSV)

For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, a he sent them into his vineyard.  When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle in read more...

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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday July 20, 2014

Reflections on the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:8-11   (NRSV)

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called the children of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you,
and utter
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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday July 13, 2014

Reflections on the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:3-7   (NRSV)

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for
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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday July 6, 2014

Reflections on the Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20   (NRSV)

And Jesus came and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them
in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything
that I have commanded you.
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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday June 29, 2014

Reflections on the Great Commission

Matthew 28:18-20   (NRSV)

And Jesus came and said to them,
“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me,
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them
in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey everything
that I have commanded you.
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Sermon Text for Sunday June 1, 2014

To the Ends of the Earth

Acts 1:6-14  (NRSV)

So when they had come together, they asked him,
“Lord, is this the time when you will restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He replied, “It is not for you to know the times or periods
that the Father has set by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy
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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday May 24, 2014

Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13  (NRSV)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not bring us to the time of trial,
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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday May 11 & 18, 2014

Reflections on Emmanuel – God Is With Us

Matthew 1:22-23  (NRSV)

All this took place to fulfill
what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet:
“Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call him Emmanuel,
which means, ‘God is with us’.”

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Memorize & Ponder for Sunday April 27, 2014

What Kind of Christ is this Jesus?

Matthew 28:18-20  (NRSV)

And Jesus came and said to them,
‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit,
and teaching them to obey
everything that I
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