Sunday, October 15, 2017

Posted on Oct 12 2017
MATTHEW 25=WE ARE CHURCH FOR THE COMMUNITY Bible Background: In Matthew’s gospel, this is the last teaching of Jesus before the plot turns to Jesus’ arrest, trial, and crucifixion. It completes 2 chapters of teachings about the ‘end times’. This judgement scene with the
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Posted on Oct 06 2017
“LORD, LET MY HEART BE GOOD SOIL!” Bible Background for Matthew 13: Chapter 12 of Matthew is a series of controversies with the religious leaders. Chapter 13 involves a series of parables, and a partial answer as to why Jesus teaches with parables-and why some don’t “get
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Posted on Sep 29 2017
Ephesians 2:19f We Are Church Together! Bible Background: Ephesians 2 is one of Paul’s most important chapters of writing. He reminds the church at Ephesus: a) we are saved by grace through faith, b) Christ has broken down the dividing walls between us and God and each other, c) Christ
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Posted on Sep 22 2017
MATTHEW 20=GOD’S ECONOMY Bible Background: Parables (stories from life, often with an unusual twist) are one of Jesus’ main teaching methods in the Gospels. Often we’re tempted to allegorize them (as in: the Landowner=God, the all-day workers are the Jewish people), but
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