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All Saint Sunday: Living Our True Selves

The parables we have uncovered these weeks of the later season of Pentecost are ones that invite us into being servants, but servants who lead others. We cannot be that servant, that leader, if we are like the Pharisees of Jesus’ focus. Teachers who are hypocrites who say one thing and do another. We all

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Matthew 22:15-22 If we all were to take out a coin, looking on each side, we notice an image and words. Constant reminders of who we honor, of what we hold dear as citizens of this country. On the coin Jesus asks to see is the image of Caeser Augustas ruler, autocrat, dictator. Offensive to

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Philippians 4:1-9; Matthew 22:1-14 Jesus has entered Jerusalem with hails of Hallelujah! Blessed is the One who come in the name of the Lord! Yet he is standing before the religious leaders entreating them to understand they are not entering into God’s banquet. These scribes and Pharisees are getting the fear of God put into

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The parable of the Landowner

The gospel of Matthew for this day is the parable of the landowner, leasing his vineyard to tenants who then deal treacherously with both slaves and son who come to collect the produce at the end of the growing season. Jesus points the finger at the scribes and Pharisees, who though very thorough in their

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Love your neighbor…

‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ reminds us in our usage of the English language the word ‘love’ has a thousand and one variable meanings. I Love you I Love sleep I Love ice cream I Love my family and on it goes. But the love used in Scripture is agape meaning Godly love, pure, unadulterated

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