7th Sunday Pentecost

  Pentecost 7.17 “Weeding, And Why I’m Against It…” Matt. 13:24-30, 36-43 “I did not reform the Church. God reformed His Church while Melanchthon and I drank beer.” That’s what Martin Luther, who will soon be the man of the hour for a while when the Reformation

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6th Sunday Pentecost

6th Pentecost 6.17 “Standing Under or Standing Over?” Matt. 13:1-8; 18-23 Our Old Testament reading is perhaps the most important passage in all the Hebrew Scriptures for the modern church and the most neglected. A large statement, but I think demonstrable. God tells us very simply how

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5th Sunday Pentecost

  Pentecost 5.17 “Pirate’s Treasure” Matt. 11:25-30 “What things?” Would be my question (since I’m a man who starts with “What”). “What things has the Father hidden from the wise and understanding and revealed to little children, Jesus?” Context helps. Basically, it’s all the things we’ve been

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4th Sunday Pentecost

Pentecost 4.17 “The Unfashionable What” Matt. 10:34-42 So, I learned this at my last Southeastern District Professional Workers conference (they are as averse to calling pastors pastors as they are to discussing actual theology at these things): that the big mistake I and some of my brethren

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