Weekly word/ sorted by season

Joseph and the Next Generation

When some Midianite traders passed by, the brothers drew Joseph up, lifting him out of the pit, and sold him for twenty pieces of silver.
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August 9, 2020
Genesis 37
Pentecost 10

Waist Deep in the Big Muddy

Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak.
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August 2, 2020
Genesis 32:22-31
Pentecost 9

Do Morals Change?

When morning came, it was Leah! And Jacob said to Laban, "What is this you have done to me?
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July 26, 2020
Genesis 29:15-28
Pentecost 8

Jacob Moments

Surely the LORD is in this place--and I did not know it! - Jacob
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July 19, 2020
Genesis 28:10-19
Pentecost 7

Funny Kind of Farming

Listen! A sower went out to sow... - Jesus
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July 12, 2020
Matthew 13:1-9
Pentecost 6

Work and Play

We played the flute for you, and you did not dance... - Jesus
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July 5, 2020
Matthew 11:16-19
Pentecost 5

What I've Learned about Religion

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June 28, 2020
Genesis 22:1-14
Pentecost 8

Why was Jesus Hated

Do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul - Jesus
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June 16, 2020
Matthew 10:24-39
Pentecost 3

Jesus with the Crowds

When Jesus saw the crowds, he had compassion for them
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June 14, 2020
Matthew 9:35-10:23
Matthew 5:3-12
Pentecost 2
Black Lives Matter

Trinity: Then and Now

"Go to the ends of the earth and make disciples" - Jesus
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June 7, 2020
Matthew 28:16-20
Trinity Sunday
Pentecost 2

Two Pentecost Stories

"If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven" - Jesus
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May 31, 2020
John 20:19-23
Acts 2:1-21
Pentecost Sunday

Wait

[As they waited they] devoted themselves to prayer, together with certain women, including Mary the mother of Jesus -Acts 1:14
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May 24, 2020
Acts 1:1-14
Easter 7

Suffering for Doing the Right Thing

For it is better to suffer for doing good, if suffering should be God's will, than to suffer for doing evil. - 1 Peter 3:17
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May 17, 2020
1 Peter 3:13-22
Easter 6

Early Check-in

"In my father’s house there are many mansions" - Jesus
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May 10, 2020
John 14:1-14
Easter 5

A Golden Age

"Day by day, as they spent much time together in the temple..." - Acts 2:46
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May 3, 2020
Acts 2:42-47
Easter 4

Invisible Realities

"Live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear…" I Peter 1:17
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April 26, 2020
1 Peter 1:17-23
Easter 3

Thomas on Zoom

"When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of..."
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April 19, 2020
John 20:19-31
Easter 2

Liminal Space

Near where Jesus was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb...
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April 12, 2020
John 19:38-20:18
Easter

Crowded Palm Sunday and a Silent Easter

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road...
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April 5, 2020
Matthew 21:1-11
Lent 6
Palm Sunday

Travel Restrictions

"Now a certain man was ill..." - John 11:1
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March 29, 2020
John 11:1-35
Lent 5

Disruption

"As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world."-Jesus
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March 22, 2020
John 9:1-41
Lent 4

A Well in Wuhan

A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, "Give me a drink."
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March 15, 2020
John 4:5-42
Lent 3

Second Half of Life

'You must be born from above." - Jesus to Nicodemus
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March 8, 2020
John 3:1-17
Lent 2

With Jesus in the Wilderness

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March 1, 2020
Matthew 4:1-11
Lent 1

Stepping Over a Thin Line

Jesus was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white.
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February 23, 2020
Matthew 17:1-9
Epiphany 7
Transfiguration Sunday

Choosing Life

"See, I have set before you, life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life..." - Moses
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February 16, 2020
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Epiphany 6

Already Light

"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven" - Jesus
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February 9, 2020
Matthew 5:13-20
Isaiah 58:6-8
Epiphany 5

Folly and Wisdom

"the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing" - the Apostle Paul
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February 2, 2014
Matthew 5:1-12
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Epiphany 4

Following Jesus

Immediately they left their nets and followed Jesus - Matthew 4:20
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January 26, 2020
Matthew 4:12-23
Epiphany 3

Can I be a disciple?

"Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world" - John the Baptist to his disciples about Jesus
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January 19, 2020
John 1:29-42
Epiphany 3

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