Monthly Archives: October 2014

Was Paying the Tax the Final Issue?

Audio: Mt 22:15-22 – Paying the Tax? Questions you may ask: Is Jesus challenging those who assume they’re comfortably within God’s purpose? What about sugar-coated questions? What horrendous thing did the questioners realized as soon as they had pulled out … Continue reading

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The Practice of the Presence of God

From Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection: Before beginning any task I would say to God, with childlike trust: “O God, since you are with me, and it is your will that I must now apply myself to these outward duties, … Continue reading

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Bible Readings for Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 19:1 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 19:2 Speak to all the congregation of the people of Israel and say to them: You shall be holy, for I the LORD your God am holy. 19:15 You shall … Continue reading

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Thought Provokers on Mt. 22:15-22

Will these Thought Provokers help you meditate on this Sunday’s Gospel? Partial allegiance to a perfect god is almost the last thing in futility and dreariness. Nothing by thoroughness can save us here. William F. McDowell * * * * … Continue reading

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Message, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Audio: Come to the Party: Matthew 22:1-14 Questions from a Wedding Party 1. Is it a realistic story for the first century: people snubbing a king’s invitation? 2. What is the meaning of the burned town? 3. How does the … Continue reading

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Thought Provokers: The Parable of the Wedding Banquet

Matthew 22:1-14 This controversy section begins with the chief priests and elders asking Jesus, “By what authority do you do these things?” (21:23). Samuel Coleridge made this observation: “In religious matters, it is holiness which gives authority” When Jesus answered … Continue reading

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Audio: Message of Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Listen here:┬áThe Lord Loves His Vineyard: Mt 21:33-46 A few questions: Are the Jews rejected? Is the parable only about people of the 1st century? Are we concerned? How? Is there a sense of ownership that can threaten our mission … Continue reading

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Thought Provokers

Will this Thought Provokers help you to meditate about the Gospel for this Sunday? Matthew 21:33-46: The landowner who planted a Vineyard ************************************************* One of the weaknesses of our age is our apparent inability to distinguish our needs from our … Continue reading

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