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8/23/2020  Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 16: 13-20.   -o0o- 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, but others Elijah, and still others Jeremiah or one of … Continue reading


 “Don’t Be Too Comfortable”

8/16/2020  Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 15: 21-28. -o0o-   21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a … Continue reading

 “Between a ‘Faith’ and a ‘Doubt’ Place”

8/9/2020  Tenth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 14: 22-33. -o0o- 22 [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side [of the Sea of Galilee], while he dismissed the crowds.23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When … Continue reading


8/2/2020  Ninth Sunday after Pentecost  The text is Matthew 14:13-21. -o0o- 13Now when Jesus heard [about the beheading of John the Baptist], he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14When he went ashore, he saw a … Continue reading


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