The Heart of the Matter

John 11: 38-53 Then Jesus, again greatly disturbed, came to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. Jesus said, “Take away the stone.” Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, “Lord, already there is a stench because he has been dead…

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Jesus-Fortified Water

New Testament Reading John 4: 6-30, 39-42 In our Bible Study this past week, Kathleen Williams astutely raised the question of how the story of the Samaritan woman at the well might be modernized. Would Jesus meet the Samaritan woman in the beverage section at Winco? I pondered further over…

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Carried by the Spirit

New Testament Reading John 3: 1-15 Now there was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Judeans.  He came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God; for no one can do these signs that you…

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Visions from the Mountain

New Testament Reading: Matthew 17: 1-9 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became dazzling white. Suddenly there…

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Take Courage

Acts 28: 7-15 Now in the neighborhood of that place were lands belonging to the leading man of the island, named Publius, who received us and entertained us hospitably for three days. It so happened that the father of Publius lay sick in bed with fever and dysentery. Paul visited…

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