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Outfoxing Herod: A Ministry of Healing by the Church – Mathias Zahniser

Genesis 15: 1-2, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; and Luke 13:31-35
In the midst of Jesus’ long journey to Jerusalem (Luke 9:31 and 51), some Pharisees pop up and warn him, “Run for your life! Herod’s . . . out to kill you!” “Tell that fox,” Jesus replies, “I have no time for him right now. [...]



God Is Faithful, Can We Be? – Georgann Kurtz-Shaw

Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16; Romans 10:8b-13; Luke 4:1-13
Once upon a time, there was a family of four who lived in a small town in the Midwest.  There was a mom, a dad, a teenage daughter, and a slighter younger teenage son.  One February, a day and a half after the season of Lent began, [...]



Transfiguration Sunday – Elizabeth de la Garza-Ahern

Exodus 34:29-35, Psalm 99, 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2, Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Today’s Gospel message from Luke is on the Transfiguration of Jesus.  In the Urges Bible Dictionary both, the word Transfiguration and Transformed come from the Greek metamorphoo, but transfiguration is defined as “change into another form” while transformed is more in reference to “the change of [...]