Grace

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Compassion: Welcoming Back

Luke 9:28-36 “Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not […]

Washing and Drying Hands or Feet

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John 13:1-17 Now before the festival of the Passover, Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart from this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. The devil had already put it into the heart of Judas son of Simon […]

John 11:1-44: Jesus’ Bedside Manner

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There was a time, we used to speak about the bedside manner of doctors or nurses and how important that was to create a sense of trust between medical professionals and their patients. This trust, cultivated through a good bedside manner, often meant that when outcomes were not as good as hoped for by patients […]

John 9: A Man Born Blind is Given Sight

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You just heard this story…did anyone hear it for the first time? what are some of your first impressions? What is the story about? There is healing that takes place in this story… but I don’t know if we can call it a healing story… a man born blind is given sight… The healing is […]

Not Being Silent…

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Amos 1:1-2; 5:14-15,21-24 (CEB) These are the words of Amos, one of the shepherds of Tekoa. He perceived these things concerning Israel two years before the earthquake, in the days of Judah’s King Uzziah and in the days of Israel’s King Jeroboam, Joash’s son. He said: The Lord roars from Zion. He shouts from Jerusalem; […]

Hey Children, What’s that Sound?

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1 Kings 19:1-18 Jezebel: I am Jezebel, Queen Jezebel, and I am after Elijah’s blood. He has dared to challenge and kill my prophets and I want revenge! How dare he make fun of the God, Baal? How dare he? I have sent him a message: “May the gods strike me dead if I do […]

God in the Movies: Moonlight

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You can click on the link below to watch the official trailer for the Oscar Winning Best Picture: Moonlight The film covers three time periods – young adolescence, mid-teen and young adult – in the life of black-American Chiron As a child, Chiron lives with his single, drug addicted mother Paula in a crime ridden […]