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Jun

26

Sixth Sunday After Pentecost – Bob Munshaw

2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14; Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20; Galatians 5:1, 13-25; Luke 9:51-62
This morning, I’d like to start with a question. What does it look like to follow Jesus? Let me make it a little more personal. What does it look like in your life that you are a follower of Jesus? [...]

Jun

19

Fifth Sunday After Pentecost – Christina Smerick

Galatians 3:23-29; Luke 8:26-39
This story is filled with homiletic possibilities. The Gerasenes are Gentiles—the people across the water, the Others; their main economy was in pig herds; one could see the healed demoniac as the first missionary to the Gentiles even. But what kept popping up in my mind as I read and re-read this story in my favorite Gospel was this: Who is our [...]

Jun

12

Fourth Sunday After Pentecost – Eric Nord

2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36-8:3
Consider this brief drama that Luke presents. Why is this woman weeping, and washing Jesus’ feet with her tears? In his book Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, Kenneth Bailey interprets this (and other) gospel stories through the lens of Middle Eastern [...]

Jun

05

Lord Of Life – Judy Cox

1 Kings 17:8-24; Psalm 146; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17
We Americans alternate between admiration and mistrust of royalty. Mesmerized by royal weddings, we’re also appalled at their expense and ostentation, which come, at least in part, on the backs of those less fortunately [...]