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Epistles

With Gentleness Born of Wisdom

17-Oct-21 James 3:13-18 The first verse of this passage struck me like a ton of bricks. “Who is wise and understanding among you?” A question like that almost always has to be answered in the negative. It just might be that this is one of those rhetorical questions for which James is so famous, and […]

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Gospels

No Picnic Anymore

10-Oct-21 John 6:22-35 At the end of the sermon last week, I took us to the Gospel of John, chapter 14, and I read these words of Jesus: “Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the work that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than […]

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Gospels

They Could Have Done It

03-Oct-21 Matthew 14:13-23a Our passage this morning opens and closes with Jesus’ very human need to be alone to pray and to grieve. He has just learned that his friend and relative has been beheaded by Herod. John the Baptist had been the prophetic forerunner of Jesus’ ministry, and now, John has been senselessly murdered. […]