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Lessons from Luther


The Book of Romans:  Selected Verses For I am not ashamed of the gospel; it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.  For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, “The one […]



Matthew 22:15-22 Then the Pharisees went and plotted to entrap him in what he said. So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with truth, and show deference to no one; for you do not regard […]

No Entitlement


Matthew 22:1-14 Once more Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying:  “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding banquet for his son.  He sent his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding banquet, but they would not come.  Again he sent other slaves, saying, […]

When Gratitude Breeds Attitude


Luke 17: 11-19 On the way to Jerusalem Jesus was going through the region between Samaria and Galilee. As he entered a village, ten lepers approached him. Keeping their distance,  they called out, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  When he saw them, he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” […]

Good Intentions


MATTHEW 21:23-32 When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” Jesus said to them, “I will also ask you one question; if you tell me the […]

Uncommon Justice


Matthew 20:  1 – 16 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.  After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others standing idle […]

Normal Again

Luke 15: 11-32 11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took […]

We Sing of the Church


Matthew 18: 15-20 15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two […]

A Song Of Faith


A Song of Faith. We sing of God the Spirit, faithful and untameable, Who is creatively and redemptively active in the world. The spirit challenges us to celebrate the holy not only in what is familiar and also in that which seems foreign.  We sing of the Spirit, who speaks our prayers of deepest longing […]



A Song of Faith We find God made known in Jesus of Nazareth.  And so we sing of God the Christ, the Holy One embodied.  We sing of Jesus, a jew, born to a woman in poverty in a time of social upheaval and political oppression.  He knew human joy and sorrow.  So filled with […]