Finding the Way to Forgiveness

Joseph was a man done wrong. His brothers, in a fit of jealousy, threw him into a pit. He was Daddy Jacob’s favorite and these men were tired of him, and the fancy coat of many colors he had been given to wear. To make matters worse, this young man...

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The Father and His Two Sons

Cold, bitter, unforgiving, lost. This is how I would describe the elder brother in Jesus’ story of a father and his two sons.  But I don’t think he stayed that way. We have come to call this the Parable of the Prodigal Son. But there’s a whole family dynamic that...

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Two Sisters

Martha received him into her house. Sister, Mary, sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word. Martha was dragged about with much serving. Martha said, “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.” Jesus answered and said...

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Who Loves Most?

She interrupted a dinner party to thank the Lord, and what a thanksgiving it was. Her story goes like this. Jesus was invited to eat at the home of one of the region’s leading men. Simon the Pharisee was intrigued by what he heard about the man from Nazareth. The...

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Our Rock, Our Redeemer

“O, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). From here, from there, from the uttermost parts, we came. People of faith and purpose and joy and mission gathered to celebrate the finished work of Jesus Christ. As people who stand upon the Rock, as people who build their lives...

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