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Sep

29

What Is The Purpose Of Our Money? – Judy Cox

Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15; Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31
Let me tell you a story about Cliff. A “child of the Depression” of the ‘30s, he never quite recovered from it. Like besieged Jerusalem in our Jeremiah text, he had tasted the despair [...]

Sep

22

When Life Crashes Down – Bob Munshaw

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; Psalm 79:1-9; 1 Timothy 2:1-7; Luke 16:1-13
Sometimes, we get some nice joyful texts to work with … and then there are this week’s texts … Sometimes our worlds just get rocked … This week I received an e-mail [...]

Sep

15

A Rejoicing Community – Elise Cranston

Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; 1 Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10
May the words of my mouth and the meditations of OUR hearts be acceptable and pleasing in your sight O Lord, our Rock, and our redeemer. Amen. Today’s texts smack us with a harsh reality. In all four of [...]

Sep

08

Family Guys and Disciples – Kent Dunnington

Luke 14:25-33
“Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.” This is a hard saying. It’s been said that there are [...]

Sep

01

God’s Standard – Teresa Holden

Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81: 1, 10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14
Today’s Scripture readings all have to do with correction, or, at the least, guidance. Hebrews tends toward the guidance side with instructions about morality and ethics, about how to live one’s life as a Christian. Jeremiah, the [...]