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“Drink This Cup”

Oct. 17, 2021 Twenty-first Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 10: 35-45.   -o0o- 35 James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36 And he said to them, “What is it you want … Continue reading

“Costly Faith”

October 10, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday After Trinity The text is Mark 10: 17-25, 27-31.  -oOo- 17 As Jesus was coming out to the road, a man came running to him and knelt in front of him. He asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” 18 Jesus said to him, “Why do you … Continue reading

“Men, Women, and Children First!”

Oct. 3, 2021 Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 10: 2-16. -o0o- 2 Some Pharisees came, and to test [Jesus] they asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3 He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4 They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of … Continue reading

“Watch Your Step”

Sept. 26, 2021 Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 9: 38-50.   -o0o- 38 John said to [Jesus,] “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” 39 But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does … Continue reading

“Questions For God”

Sept. 19, 2021 Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 9: 30-37.   -o0o- 30 [Jesus and the disciples went on] and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it;31 for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and … Continue reading

“Who Am I?”

Sept. 12, 2021 Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 8: 27-35. -o0o- 27 Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi; and on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 And they answered him, “John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and still … Continue reading

“Our Faith is Alive”

Sept. 5, 2021 Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is James 2: 1-17. -o0o- 1 My brothers and sisters, do you with your acts of favoritism really believe in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ? 2 For if a person with gold rings and in fine clothes comes into your assembly, and if a poor person … Continue reading

“Dirty Hands, Clean Heart”

August 29, 2021 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Mark 7: 1-8,14-15, 21-23.   -o0o- 1 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For the … Continue reading

“Offense Intended; Most Definitely!”

August 22, 2021 Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is John 6: 56-69. -o0o- [Jesus said,] 56 “Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them. 57 Just as the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever eats me will live because … Continue reading

“Be Prepared”

August 8, 2021 Tenth Sunday After Trinity The text is Luke 12: (32) 33-39 (40).             -oOo- 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 “Sell your material possessions, and give the money to the poor. Make yourselves wallets that don’t wear out! Make a … Continue reading

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