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Power From Below

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Power From Below

Here a story of the powerful commander, the two kings who don’t have the right kind of power, and slaves, servants, and disciples who bear the very power of GOD.  GOD’s Alternative Power Source Proper 9C | 2 Kings 5:1-14, Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Identity Politics

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Identity Politics

While Jesus tries to help them see what he is up to, they struggle to get past his identity. Even his closest followers are confused by who he is supposed to be. How fighting over the nature of Jesus prevents us from following Him. Proper 8C |  Luke 9:51-62 The full text and audio may […]

When Love Overcomes Fear

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When Love Overcomes Fear

For he was not only feral: he was naked. Not even human. But when they see him, he is clothed and “in his right mind.” Instead of feeling joy and excitement, they fear him. They fear Jesus. They fear that he actually is human. A restored humanity and the work of restoring the whole community […]

The Prophet and the Prostitute

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The Prophet and the Prostitute

The answer is revealed immediately when Jesus tells a parable about forgiveness and the man can’t see the parallel. He can’t see that he is that man. The one to which little will be given. The difference between shame and faith Proper 6C |  Luke 7:36-8:3 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

GOD and Power

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GOD and Power

Signs are how we see who GOD is, that GOD comes through these people and is revealed to be a protector and a healer and liberator of the people. The widow and a gospel of transformation Proper 5C  |  Luke 7:11-17 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Upsetting the Apple Cart

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Upsetting the Apple Cart

For this transgression roots down to the very foundation of how we understand faith. How Jesus keeps widening the circle Proper 4C  |  Luke 7:1-10 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.