Paul and Annoying Slave Girl

Today we continue reading from the 16th chapter of the New Testament book of Acts. Acts tells us the stories from the early church and the beginning of the spread of Christianity. Last week we read from the first part of chapter 16 about Paul and Silas being led by God to the town of […]

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Lydia and Hospitality

Today we continue reading from the New Testament book of Acts. Acts tells the stories of the early church. We will be reading today from the 16th chapter. This chapter includes stories from the 2nd of Paul’s missionary journeys. Paul felt commissioned by God by go out into the world and share the stories he […]

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The story we are reading today from the New Testament book of Acts is a pivotal story in the Bible. It will involve some individuals and an entire church community having an epiphany about God’s will. This story will cause many people to reexamine what they have been taught about God. Acts contains the stories […]

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John the Baptist and the Weary

Today is the second Sunday of Advent and we are once again invited to hear the story of John the Baptist. This year we are reading his story from the gospel of Luke. John is the one who shows up from the wilderness to help announce the entrance of Jesus into the story of humanity. […]

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Let the Children Come to Me

Today and next week we are going to look into the 10th chapter of the gospel of Mark. There are 4 gospels at the beginning of the New Testament that share stories and teachings during the life of Jesus on earth. Mark is the shortest of the four and is considered to be the first […]

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Resolving Your Conflicts

Today we continue our series on the New Testament letter we call James. A book of the Bible that we think was originally a sermon written by James the brother of Jesus and then added to by a later author and circulated to a wider audience. We have heard words from James inviting us to […]

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Today we continue our series on the New Testament letter we call James. Many current biblical scholars think that James the brother of Jesus wrote part of the letter as a sermon and then later someone added to it so that it would apply to a wider audience. Previously we have read in this letter […]

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Quick to Listen, Slow to Speak

Last week we finished up our series on the early history of Israel found in the Old Testament. Today we are going to turn to the New Testament book of James. We are going to be reading through James in the month of September. James has been considered a controversial book. It took several hundred […]

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Holy places are important places

Over the last several weeks we have been learning about the early history of Israel when they were ruled by kings. We have heard about their first two kings Saul and then David and now we move to their third king Solomon. Solomon will end up being the last king to rule over a united […]

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Wisdom of Solomon

Over the past several weeks we have been reading about Israel’s early history when they were ruled by kings. First there was Saul and then David. In today’s scripture we will be reading of the death of David and the battle over who will be the next king. Today we move into the Old Testament […]

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