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The Adjacent Possible

“The Adjacent Possible” Genesis 12:1-9 A reading from Genesis, chapter 12 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. 2I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great so that you will be a blessing. 3I will bless those

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First Impressions

August 11, 2019 Matthew 4: 12-23 First Impressions We do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from your mouth, O God. And we confess that we are hungry for life. Speak. We are listening. Amen. Now when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea,

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All Of That And None Of That

Hi, this is weird. Twenty years ago, I used to sit in the second to last row of the balcony so being here is unexpected. It’s quite humbling in fact. We’ve been on something of an adventure these past few weeks. We packed all of our belongings up on the moving truck about a month ago and we won’t see it all until mid-September when

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Endings and Beginnings

Background note: Today’s text comes from the Book of Colossians. Though the opening verse attributes this letter to Paul, many scholars believe that it was written by one of his followers. For instance, the way the author speaks of sin, forgiveness, and resurrection, suggests a perspective related to, but different from Paul’s. The writing style also varies significantly from the undisputed Pauline letters. But none

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What the Servant Sees

Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Aram, was a great man and in high favor with his master, because by him the LORD had given victory to Aram. The man, though a mighty warrior, suffered from leprosy. Now the Arameans on one of their raids had taken a young girl captive from the land of Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She

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What are you doing here?

1 Kings 19:1-16 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3 Then he was afraid; he got up and fled

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Love in Motion

One day when my son Nate was about three, he and I were in the parking lot of a Target store in California, where we were living at the time. I was intent on accomplishing some errand or another, but Nate was a curious child, full of questions, which meant that a short walk from the car to a store could be a long and

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Never Quite What We Expect

When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to

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What Jesus Asks

If you were here two weeks ago, you may remember that we heard the very beginning of what is called “the final discourse” from the gospel of John. Here’s the setting of that discourse: Knowing that he will soon be arrested—and seeing his cross on the horizon—Jesus has just shared a final meal with his disciples. He has washed their feet, and then he begins

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Made Well

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