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”The Best Seats in the House”

August 28, 2022 Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 14:1 7-14.  -o0o- 1 On one occasion when Jesus was going to the house of a leader of the Pharisees to eat a meal on the sabbath, they were watching him closely. 7 When he noticed how the guests chose the places of honor, … Continue reading


”Get Out of the Way!”

August 21, 2022 Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 13:10-17. -o0o- 10 Now [Jesus] was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11 And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up … Continue reading

“Don’t Sweat the Petty Things”

August 14, 2022 Ninth Sunday After Trinity The text is Luke 12: 49, 51-56. -oOo- 49 “I have come to cast fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already ablaze! 51 Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division! 52 … Continue reading

”Ready, Set, Serve!”

August 7, 2022 Ninth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 12:32-40.  -o0o- [Jesus said:] 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions, and give alms. Make purses for yourselves that do not wear out, an unfailing treasure in heaven, … Continue reading

”You Can’t Take It With You”

July 31, 2022 Eighth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 12:13-21. -o0o- 13 Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” 14 But he said to him, “Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?” 15 And he said to … Continue reading


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