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President Abraham Lincoln created our national holiday in 1864, declaring a national day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our Beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens.” Giving thanks has its roots in the Old Testament, when the Israelites present gifts of thanks at...

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Christian Roles

Jesus’ messages can sound harsh and difficult.  This is especially true of his comments toward the Pharisees and Sadducees.  Jesus bitterly opposed the Pharisees and Sadducees, which is apparent when one listens to his statements about them. In today’s passage, we can...

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Nothing is Impossible with God

The questioning of Jesus continues, but he also asks a questions, which Sunday’s messages consider. What we learn is how hard it is to think in terms that are spiritual, eternal or heavenly. We have no reference in our world for what Jesus asks. We are time bound and...

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Things of Man vs Things of God

In an attempt to derail Jesus’ mission and ministry, the Pharisees and Sadducees ask him a number of questions as they try to trick him. Their attempts fail, but the questions and the answers Jesus gives are filled with ideas and insights into our life and faith. It...

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The parable of the Wedding

Weddings tend to be joyous occasions.  They are the beginning of a new life, and we hope the joy will carry through many years.  Sunday’s messages deal with the parable of the wedding banquet.  The dynamics of a wedding in Jesus’ day and age are very different from...

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Time on Earth

Jesus' parable about the caretakers of the vineyard draws our attention to our role, as Christians, while we are here on earth. Although we need to be caretakers of our planet, Sunday's messages are not about the environment or global warming. We should be concerned...

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