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Pastor’s Blog A Reflection on Luke 15:1-10   And Jesus said, “Salt is good; but if salt has lost its taste, how can saltiness be restored?  It is fit for neither the soil not the manure pile; they throw it away.  Let anyone with ears listen!” The very next verse in Luke’s Gospel states that…

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Divine Scissors – For 9/8 Worship

Pastor’s Blog A Reflection on Luke 14:25-33   The United Methodist Men meet for breakfast every Tuesday morning at 7am.  We eat, share prayer needs, and then read through the lectionary lessons for the coming Sunday.  The lectionary has an Old Testament reading, a psalm reading, a reading from the New Testament letters and a Gospel…

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Divine Vision – For 8/25 Worhsip

Pastor’s Blog – A Reflection of the Scripture Reading for Sunday August 28th, 2019 Scripture for this week:  Luke 13:10-17   We look at the scripture lesson for today, and it is really easy to point fingers at the leader of the synagogue.  The man is heartless.  He cares more for rules and laws than…

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Learning to See as God Sees

Pastor’s Blog A Reflection for Sunday August 18th, 2019 So, this week is going to be a bit different.  Pastor Sara Bainbridge will be offering the perspectives of a woman pastor who preached in the south for 25 years.  Her experience teaches us that the Bible is far too easily misused to promote ego-centric perspectives…

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Treasure of the Body, Mind, and Soul

Pastor’s Blog – A Reflection on the Scripture for Sunday August 11, 2019 Scripture for this week:  Luke 12:32-40   Make purses for yourself that do not wear out…. Jesus is calling, inviting, praying that we will respond. We have a role to play.  We are to make purses that do not wear out.  We…

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Choosing Gratitude

Pastor’s Blog – A reflection on the Gospel lesson for August 4th, 2019   Scripture Lesson for this week:  Luke 12:13-21 “Jesus make my brother give me what I deserve!  Make him give me my share of the inheritance!” Jesus offers an interesting response.  “Who made me your judge?”  The man might have replied, “You…

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Learning to Pray

Pastor’s Blog A Reflection on the Scripture for Sunday July 28, 2019   Scripture for this week:  Luke 11:1-13 Jesus teach us to pray…. What is the intention behind that Request? How hard can it be to pray? The Jewish people have a deep tradition of prayer.  Yet, perhaps the disciples wanted a specific prayer…

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Our Reference Point

A reflection on the scripture lesson for Sunday July 21st, 2019 Scripture this week: Luke 10:38-42 Scripture for next week: Luke 11:1-13   An itinerant pastor named Yeshua comes to your town.  Perhaps he was welcomed to your church and you met him Sunday.  He is traveling across the country heading towards Washington D.C., preaching…

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Divine Vindication

Pastor’s Blog A reflection on the scripture for Sunday, July 14th, 2019 Scripture for this week:  Luke 10:25-37 I have been vindicated!  The jury said I am innocent!  See, my brother confessed!  I have a picture of the dog doing it, he really did eat my homework!  Vindicated.  That word is synonymous with “justified,” as…

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