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Archive for June, 2014

  • Once and For All

    This week’s text: Romans 6:1b-11 Do you remember the show Everybody Loves Raymond? My favorite episode is the one where Ray’s brother Robert is assigned the task of writing his own wedding invitation (you can watch the episode at the bottom of this page). Robert doesn’t really want to do it, so Ray and their […]

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  • The Prime Directive – Peace with Justice

    This Week’s Text: Matthew 28:16-20 When I was in grade school, one of my favorite things to do after school was to come home and watch Star Trek: The Next Generation. As I was reading and reflecting on this week’s Scripture, a phrase came to mind: the prime directive. The prime directive is the number one […]

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  • Moments and Journeys

    This week’s text: Acts 2:1-21 On Ascension Sunday we left the disciples actively waiting in Jerusalem for the power of the Holy Spirit. In fact, Bible scholars believe that there was the core group that had supported Jesus’ mission—maybe as many as 120 people—all actively waiting for the green light. So, they wait the 10 days, […]

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  • Hurry Up and Wait

    This week’s text: Acts 1:1-11 Here at the beginning of Acts, Luke gives us a quick summary of the events leading up to the Ascension. He tells us that Jesus appeared in bodily form to the disciples. Luke goes on to say that Jesus appeared and taught and did things with them for 40 days. Periods […]

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