Learning from the Parables

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How do we perceive the Kingdom of God?  God’s kingdom comes apart from our efforts, cannot be controlled or influenced, and can only be received as a gift. In this sense, faith is... READ MORE

Family

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The question Jesus asks in Mark 3:33 is   Who are my mother and my brothers? This cuts to the heart of Mediterranean society: family is everything. Jesus’ answer is found in verses 34-35: ... READ MORE

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What does it mean to keep the Sabbath holy? In the Bible the word “holy” means set apart. Holy things are set aside for divine purposes. The Sabbath, whether on Saturday or Sunday,... READ MORE

The Trinity of Love

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According to Paul, we are co-heirs with Christ, equal inheritors of all God has to give – with Christ, God’s only begotten Son. Paul goes on to describe the difference that being co-heirs makes.... READ MORE

Come Holy Spirit

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The day of Pentecost is a celebration of the Spirit of God breathing life into the community of Christians.  Just as the Spirit of God breathed life into God’s human creatures in the... READ MORE