Romans 15:4 – March 23, 2019

For whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4 NABRE      In this section of the letter to the community in Rome Paul is calling for unity and pointing to Christ as a witness for how to treat one another. Paul asks the community to look after one another, the strong should put up with the failings of the…

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Romans 15:5-6 – November 23, 2018

May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to think in harmony with one another, in keeping with Christ Jesus, that with one accord you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:5-6 NABRE      Paul in the letter to the Romans is addressing a community he has never met but he has plans to visit. Chapter fifteen is a conclusion to much that has been written,…

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Ephesians 4:1-3 – October 25, 2018

I, then, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to live in a manner worthy of the call you have received, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace: Ephesians 4:1-3 NABRE      Paul is writing to the house churches of Ephesus. The letter presents a teaching about what God has done through Jesus Christ for the listener.…

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What do you want? Not to be Alone

This week we begin a new four week series including the readings over the next four weeks. The series is called; “What do you want?” It is the question Jesus asks Bartimaeus who is blind and seeking Jesus’ assistance. It is a question Jesus asks all of us. So as we start it would be good if you take some time and reflect on what it is you want. God, the creator of the universe…

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1 Corinthians 1:10 – September 1, 2018

I urge you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree in what you say, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same mind and in the same purpose. 1 Corinthians 1:10 NABRE      Paul is writing to the community at Corinth, that he founded, as a father to his children, correcting abuses, one such as divisiveness. The community is creating factions…

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