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Challenging Thoughts about the Gospel

Read the Gospel of the day here We all long for heaven where God is but we have it in our power to be in heaven with Him right now––to be happy with Him at this very moment.  But being … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018

Be ashamed of nothing but sin:  not of fetching wood, or drawing water, if time permit; not of cleaning your own shoes or your neighbor’s. John Wesley *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * Christians and even … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Oct 14, 2018

We are saved by Christ to be saviors of others. Robert Menzies *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * We all long for heaven where God is, but we have it in our power to be in … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018

We must love one another or die. W.H. Auden *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * The more genuine and the deeper our community becomes, the more will everything else between us recede, the more clearly and … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018

The proud and avaricious man is never at rest; while the poor and the lowly of heart abide in the multitude of peace. Thomas a Kempis, Imitation of Christ *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * There … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

The story of God’s self-sacrifice… is the story with a cross at its center but not at its end: its plot moves toward the upsetting of all things, the Great Reversal in which the dead Jesus was raised from the … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018

One telling statistic reveals the fruit of two centuries of faithful mission work: of India’s 700 million people, only 2.7 percent call themselves Christian, and yet Christians are responsible for more than eighteen percent of the nation’s health care. Philip … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018

These students are going to have to find out what law and order is all about. Robert Canterbury, Commanding General of the Ohio National Guard, just before his soldiers fired on protesting students at Kent State University, killing four students. … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, August 26, 2018

God can never make me wine if I object to the fingers he uses to crush me. If God would only crush me with his own fingers, and say, “Now, my son, I am going to make you broken bread … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, August 19, 2018

If we cannot find God in your house or in mine, upon the roadside or the margin of the sea; in the bursting seed of opening flower; in the day duty or the night musing, in the general laugh and … Continue reading

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