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Pruning

“He answered, “An enemy has done this.” The slaves said to him, “Then do you want us to go and gather them?” But he replied, “No; for in gathering the weeds you would uproot the wheat along with them. Let both of them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest time I will tell the reapers, [...]

By |2020-07-17T18:18:52+00:00July 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Sower

“And he told them many things in parables, saying: ‘Listen! A sower went out to sow.  And as he sowed, some seeds fell on the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and they sprang up quickly, since they had no [...]

By |2020-07-17T18:16:22+00:00July 17th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Reach Out

“‘Whoever welcomes you welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet in the name of a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward; and whoever welcomes a righteous person in the name of a righteous person will receive the reward of the righteous; and whoever gives even a cup of [...]

By |2020-06-29T18:29:25+00:00June 29th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Conflict

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground unperceived by your Father. And even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not be afraid; you are of more value than many sparrows.  ‘Everyone therefore who acknowledges me before others, I also will acknowledge before [...]

By |2020-06-16T17:06:57+00:00June 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Going Places

“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, ‘The harvest [...]

By |2020-06-16T17:03:07+00:00June 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

The Desert

“On the last day of the festival, the great day, while Jesus was standing there, he cried out, ‘Let anyone who is thirsty come to me, and let the one who believes in me drink. As the scripture has said, “Out of the believer’s heart shall flow rivers of living water.” ’ Now he said [...]

By |2020-06-02T18:04:07+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Let It Go

“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, so that he may exalt you in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” (I Peter 5:6-7)  We are concluding our celebration of Eastertide this week.  And this being the final Sunday before Pentecost, it is also the time in which we [...]

By |2020-06-02T18:01:58+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Unknown God

“For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.” (Acts 17:23)  Our text this week comes from Paul’s famous sermon to the Athenians.  They [...]

By |2020-05-19T18:09:29+00:00May 19th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments