Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
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Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Psalm 78:1-7; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13 I can remember as a child sitting next to my father in our 1951 gray Plymouth two-door and cruising the neighborhood gas stations looking for $0.23 gas. Some of you can probably remember even buying lower-priced gas. I don’t think those prices for…

Wednesday Morning Bible Study – November 2023
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Wednesday Morning Bible Study – November 2023

The Fifth Gospel The book of Isaiah has been called by Christians “The Fifth Gospel” because of the amazing prophecies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in four prophecies called the “Servant Songs”. Yet Judaism interprets these passages differently. In this Bible study, we will examine the four servant songs and compare Judaism’s and…

Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
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Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Deuteronomy 34:1-2; Psalm 90:1-6,13-17; I Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 22:34-46 Scholars write that St. Paul’s letters to the congregation at Thessalonica may be the earliest of his letters, being written at 50 CE when St. Paul was in Corinth.  He may have written earlier letters, but these are the first letters we still have. …

Love Like Alabaster
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Love Like Alabaster

John 12:1-10: Jesus Anointed at Bethany 12 Six days before the Passover celebration began, Jesus arrived in Bethany, the home of Lazarus—the man he had raised from the dead. 2 A dinner was prepared in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, and Lazarus was among those who ate[a] with him. 3 Then Mary took a twelve-ounce jar[b]…

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Readings – Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,12-20; Psalm 19; Philippians 3:4b-14; Matthew 21:33-46 St. Paul, before he was so named, was called Saul, a well-respected rabbi.  As Saul he presided over the stoning death of St. Stephen, stoned because he declared that Jesus, the crucified one, had risen from the dead and was the long-awaited Messiah.  According the Acts…