Wednesday Morning Bible Study – September & October 2022
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Wednesday Morning Bible Study – September & October 2022

1 Corinthians Paul founded the church in Corinth but discovers after he leaves that they have fallen into sin, error, and internal disputes. Paul writes this letter hoping to correct these problems. Come join the Bible Study Wednesday mornings at 10:30 am. 14 September           Session One         Paul opens with friendly greetings and then…

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings—Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28; Psalm 14; I Timothy 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-10 Today I will begin with the word “vengeance”.  Webster defines vengeance as “punishment given in return for an injury or offense”.  In ancient times it was not unusual for the offense of one man to be avenged by wiping out his entire family, or even…

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings– Jeremiah 18:1-11; Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17; Philemon 1-21; Luke 14:25-33 One of my favorite images of God at work is the image from Jeremiah of a potter, shaping clay.  The image works for me because many times throughout my life I have been shaped by those loving, powerful hands, shaped and re-shaped, again and again. …

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
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Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

Jeremiah 2:4-13; Psalm 81:1,10-16; Hebrews 13:1-8,15-16; Luke 14:1, 7-14 Part I  Additional readings from the Old Testament Exodus 23: 9                                                                                                                                                You shall not oppress a stranger; you know the heart of                                                    a stranger for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19: 33-34                                                                                                                                                 When a stranger sojourns with…

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
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Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:1-2,8-18; Hebrews 11:29-12:2; Luke 12:49-56 From the Penitential Order found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer, p, 351: Jesus said, “The first commandment is this:  Hear, O Israel:                                              The Lord our God is the only Lord.  Love the Lord your God                                                with all your heart, with all…

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings- Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Psalm 50: 1-8,23-24; Hebrews 11: 1-3,8-16; Luke 12: 32-40 From the Gospel according to St. Luke Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit…                    for the Son of Man [Jesus] is coming at an unexpected hour… First, “have your lamps lit…”.  In the heat this summer we are constantly encouraged to…

Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Summer 2022
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Wednesday Morning Bible Study – Summer 2022

Examining the Ten Commandments You may feel you are familiar with the Ten Commandments, but are you aware there are two different versions in the Bible? Did you know the prophet Ezekiel in one of his prophecies seems to contradict part of one of the commandments? Did you know when listing the Ten Commandments both…