Jeremiah 17:7 – January 22, 2019

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust. Jeremiah 17:7 NABRE      Jeremiah is a prophet of the Lord who lives in a key period in the Hebrew history. He sees many of the major events that defined the end of Jerusalem and deportation of the people to the Babylonian Kingdom. This defeat to the Babylonian’s is seen as justice from God for being an unfaithful people. Most of Jeremiah’s…

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More than All others – Truth

This is the fourth and final week of a series we are calling, “More than All Others.” In the reading from Mark, Jesus speaking about a poor widow who gave only two coins to the offertory, said she gave more than all others. It is a great honor and respect from Jesus and it is the approach we should have in all we do for the kingdom of God. It is not an approach to…

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John 1:2-3 – November 6, 2018

And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1:2-3 NABRE      John in the opening of his gospel has a beautiful poem. It speaks about the eternity of God, the Word’s participation in creating the world, the Word’s activity in the world and in Israel and then John addresses the incarnation of the Word.…

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John 1:5 NABRE – October 20, 2018

the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 NABRE      The Gospel of John is about God, highlighting the relationship between Father and Son, how the Son is the incarnate Word and how they were together from the beginning and will be into eternity. It gives a view of Jesus ministry that is different from the other gospels. It presses the point that Jesus is God. It opens with…

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Ecclesiastes 12:13 – October 19, 2018

The last word, when all is heard: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this concerns all humankind; Ecclesiastes 12:13 NABRE      Ecclesiastes is a wisdom book, the proverbs and counsels of the book come from a wise man’s experience; are incisive, realistic, loaded with common sense and always useful. The wise man author calls himself Preacher. Some of what is said in the book can be a little disconcerting, due to the thought that some…

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