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A Word about Prayer

This parable tells a story of need. That’s fitting, since the disciples have just asked Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” They sensed their need—not just for inadequacies generally, but even for the inadequacies of their praying—and Jesus met them where … Continue reading

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A Word about Compassion

There is a way to read this passage that will send you to hell—not just the place of eternal punishment that our confession of faith speaks of, but a life of hell here on earth. This misreading of today’s text … Continue reading

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A Word about the New Day

We begin a new series today called Transformative Stories. Over the next few months, we’re going to look at some stories Jesus gave us in the Gospel of Luke. Luke offers some stories not offered in the other gospels while … Continue reading

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A People in Covenant

If you ever decide to run a marathon, it’ll change the way you live. Successfully completing the race requires a regular exercise regimen, a disciplined approach to food and drink, and large amounts of time. Over the past month we’ve … Continue reading

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Lead Us Not into Temptation

Of all the lines in the Lord’s prayer, the one we address today is perhaps the easiest to pray but the hardest to understand. Jesus instructs us to ask, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil … Continue reading

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