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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, July 15, 2018

Israel, stuck in the desert for forty years, came to say it was their honeymoon time with God. W. Paul Jones *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * No Christian escapes a taste of the wilderness on … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, June 24, 2018

Leave the past to the mercy of God, the present to the love of God, and the future to the providence of God. Augustine *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * It is for God to grant … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, June 10, 2018

One might risk a comment…about the mysterious “blasphemy against the Holy Ghost” which hath no forgiveness. What can God Himself do for the man who will not acknowledge the truth he knows, or follow the light he sees? Alexander Miller … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, May 27, 2017 (Trinity)

Jesus’ call to be born again or born from above is a call for change at a fundamental level.  It is a re-making of who we are. Most of us are more comfortable with change at a cosmetic level—a superficial … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, May 20, 2018

We are ensnared by the wisdom of the serpent; we are set free by the foolishness of God. Augustine *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * Entirely by yourself as an individual you can go to hell, … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, May 13, 2018

A walloping great congregation is fine, and fun, but what most communities really need is a couple of saints. Martin Thornton *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  * The beauty of holiness has done more, and will … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, April 29, 2018

Christ always lives where there is room for him. If there is room in your heart for Christ, he lives there; if there is room in a law office for Christ, he lives there; if there is room on a … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for Easter Sunday

The resurrection of Jesus is a hidden event. Jesus didn’t rise from the dead to prove to those who had crucified him that they had made a mistake, or to confound his opponents. Nor did he rise to impress the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Reflections for the Gospel read on Palm Sunday

Everyone who lined the streets had a different reason for waving those palms. Some were political activists; they’d heard Jesus had supernatural power, and they wanted him to use it to free Israel from Roman rule. Others had loved ones … Continue reading

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Challenging Thoughts for the Gospel read on Sunday, March 18, 2018

  To read the Gospel for that Sunday, click here! A Christian is the most free lord of all, And subject to none; A Christian is the most dutiful servant of all, And subject to everyone. Martin Luther *  *  … Continue reading

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