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Advent 6 – Love Found a Way

One of my favorite Christmas stories was told by my former pastor, Jim Trollinger: A grandfather was babysitting his grandson one afternoon, while the boy’s mother went out to run some errands. Before she left, the boy’s mother told her father: … Continue reading






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Advent 4 – Jesus’ Two Dads

Much attention is given this time of year to Mary, the mother of Jesus — and deservedly so. But not so much when it comes to Joseph; Jesus’ earthly father. This is unfortunate, because Joseph was an heroic figure in his … Continue reading






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Religious Hypocrisy

Religious Hypocrisy— Matthew 23: 13–15, 23–28 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you lock people out of the kingdom of heaven. For you do not go in yourselves, and when others are going in, you stop them. … Continue reading






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Vineyard Workers

Vineyard Workers—Matthew 20: 1-16 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, he sent them into … Continue reading






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The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration— Matthew 17: 1–9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the … Continue reading






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