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”Lost and Found”

Sept. 11, 2022 Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 15: 1-10.  -o0o- 1 Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to [Jesus.]  2 And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  3 So he told them this parable: … Continue reading

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”What is the Value of Our Discipleship?”

Sept. 4, 2022 Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 14: 25-33. -o0o- 25 Now large crowds were traveling with [Jesus;] and he turned and said to them, 26 “Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my … Continue reading

”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

”Pater Noster”

July 24, 2022 Seventh Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 11:1-13.  -o0o- 1 [Jesus] was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” 2 He said to them, “When you pray, say:  Father, hallowed be … Continue reading

“Jesus Is ‘The Better Part’”

July 17, 2022 Sixth Sunday After Pentecost The text is Luke 10:38-42.  -o0o- 38 Now as [Jesus and his disciples] went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. 39 She had a sister named Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to … Continue reading

“Good Samaritan Redux”

July 10, 2022 Fourth Sunday After Trinity The text is Luke 10: 30-37. -oOo- [A legal expert] asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and took off, leaving him half dead. 31 … Continue reading

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