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God’s Right Hand

Isaiah 66:13;  John 19:26-27;  Proverbs 31:26;  Luke 1:46-49   Someone mentioned a new American version of the Bible that opens like this: “In the beginning, everything was created by Hallmark, and Hallmark saw that everything created was good. . .”...

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Not Until You Bless Me!

Genesis 32:22-31;   John 16:31-33   Today I’d like to talk about Mr. Jacob, one of giants of the Old Testament, someone who, I’m sure, must have inspired Jesus more than once. A true giant, for Jacob never stopped struggling. As...

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The Thomas in Us

Habakkuk 3:17-19;   John 20:19-29 From time to time, we may come across friendly folks who say that they would believe in God if God would only send them a sign –I take them seriously, for there have been times when...

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Guess Who’s Coming to Breakfast?

  Isaiah 6:1-6;   John 21:1-19 Our Gospel reading today narrates one of the most dramatic “incidents” with Jesus’s disciples, right after Easter. Somewhere by the Lake of Galilee, a bunch of weary, dispirited professional fishermen lament an unsuccessful night –...

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Easter Sunday

John 20:1-18 One of the most entertaining and inspiring stories I ever read can be found in the book One Hundred Years of Solitude, by the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. For this book, García Márquez was awarded the 1982...

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Easter Sunrise

Mark 16:1-8   Mark, in his gospel tells us that Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome come to the tomb of Jesus covered in black, prepared to see a corpse. Instead, they find the stone rolled back...

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A Palm Sunday Story

The Easter story and the Easter news, if you remember, begin very early one morning when a messenger tells the women by the empty tomb not to cry because Jesus isn’t there — he is already on his way to...

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