Sermons tagged with ‘healing’

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Seeing Jesus

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Seeing Jesus

In healing the Man Born Blind, Jesus reveals the mercy of God. In the Pharisees, we see the challenge of blindness to true work of Jesus. The blinding power of certainty and the light of mercy Lent 4A  |  John 9:1-41 Why do bad things happen? That isn’t the question this passage answers. Nor does […]

The Scandal of Jesus

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…and the Bitterness of His People Proper 9B / Mark 6:1−43 Jesus doesn’t force us to believe. Jesus doesn’t want us to work on the earnestness of our belief: just believe harder – believe more – believe right: to force us to get it. Jesus gives us signs and invitations and these opportunities to see […]

To Make People Whole Again

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The Power and the Faith of Restoration Proper 8B / Mark 5:21−43 Could it be that we’ve already taken Jesus more seriously than that? That we’ve spent 2000 years trying to bring the Kingdom closer? And could it also be that we are far from being done? That there are many among us who need […]

Choosing GOD Means Looking Funny

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The Sort of Liberation Jesus Offers Comes with a Helping of Crazy Proper 5B / Mark 3:20−35 & 1 Samuel 8:4−20 We don’t have to commit ourselves to oppression and isolation and these things that destroy our spirit and drive away the Spirit from us. We can make GOD more important than our country and […]