Weekly word/ sorted by season

What Jesus Promised

"Follow me and I will make you fish for people" - Jesus
For: 
January 24, 2021
Mark 1:14-20
Epiphany 3

Naming My Enemy

If only you, God, would slay the wicked! - Psalm 139:19
For: 
January 17, 2021
Psalm 139
Epiphany 2

Between a bath and a drowning

[The people] were baptized by John in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. - Mark 1:5
For: 
January 10, 2021
Mark 1:4-11
Epiphany 1

An Incarnation Ladder

In the beginning was the Word
For: 
January 3, 2021
John 1:1-14
Christmas 2

Old and Young

"This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many"- Simeon
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December 27, 2020
Luke 2:22-40
Christmas 1
Sunday between Christmas & New Year's

What Mary Knew

God has sent the rich away empty - Mary the mother of Jesus
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December 20, 2020
Luke 1:46-55
Advent 4

Light Misunderstood

...the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.
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December 13, 2020
John 1:5
Advent 3

The Road Home

Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low... - the Prophet Isaiah
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December 6, 2020
Isaiah 40:1-11
Advent 2

Wishing I was somewhere else

"But in those days, after that suffering..." - Jesus talking about the apocalypse
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November 29, 2020
Mark 13:24-37
Advent 1

The Final Exam

"...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..." - Jesus
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November 22, 2020
Matthew 25:31-46
Christ the King Sunday
Pentecost 29

Underestimating Ourselves and God

"I will punish the people who rest complacently on their dregs"- The Lord speaking through Zephaniah
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November 15, 2020
Judges 4:1-21
Matthew 25:14-30
Pentecost 24

Jesus speaks to our Anxiety

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" - Jesus
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November 8, 2020
Matthew 5:1-12
Pentecost 23

The Duty of Humility

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted - Jesus
For: 
November 1, 2020
Matthew 23:1-12
Pentecost 22

From Mount Pisgah’s Lofty Height

The Lord said to Moses, "I have let you see the Promise Land with your eyes, but you shall not cross over there."
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October 25, 2020
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Pentecost 21

Religion and Politics

Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor's... - Jesus
For: 
October 18, 2020
Matthew 22:15-22
Pentecost 20

Love the One You’re With — NOT!

The people [of God] sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel. - Exodus 32:6
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October 11, 2020
Exodus 32:1-14
Pentecost 23

The Secular Part of the 10 Commandments

You shall have no other gods before me.
For: 
October 4, 2020
Exodus 20:1-17
Pentecost 18

Question Authority?

"By what authority are you doing these things," the religious leaders asked Jesus
For: 
September 27, 2020
Matthew 21:23-32
Pentecost 17

Wilderness Lessons

Everyone complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness - Exodus 16:2
For: 
September 20, 2020
Exodus 16:2-15
Luke 10:25-37
Pentecost 16

Church vs Cult

"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them" - Jesus
For: 
September 6, 2020
Matthew 18
Pentecost 14
Labor Day

Awareness

“I will go over and see this strange sight..." - Moses
For: 
August 30, 2020
Exodus 3:1-15
Pentecost 13

How Slavery Begins

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph.
For: 
August 23, 2020
Exodus 1:8-2:10
Genesis 41:46-47
Pentecost 12

Looking for Unity

How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!
For: 
August 16, 2020
Psalm 133
Pentecostt 11

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.
For: 
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.
For: 
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?
For: 
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
For: 
July 19, 2020
Genesis 28:10-19
Pentecost 7

Funny Kind of Farming

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

Work and Play

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

What I've Learned about Religion

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

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