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Bible Study: Proper 23 (A) – 2017

October 15, 2017

Exodus 32:1-14 In today’s culture, it is easy to expect immediate results. Fad diets, wireless internet, and other trends and technologies have taught us that we can stay connected and get feedback without waiting. It appears the people of Israel suffered the same expectations; a lack of patience for Moses to return drove them to […]

Bible Study: Palm Sunday (A) – 2017

April 10, 2017

Isaiah 50:4-9a This part of Isaiah is interesting. If we look closely, it has a careful balance of human responses to God and each other. First, we find the value of listening and speaking. As God gives the prophet the gift of words, it is to use them to sustain the weary. And as God […]

Bible Study: Easter Day (C) – 2016

March 27, 2016

Acts 10:34-43 “God shows no partiality… preaching peace by Jesus Christ.” Experiencing Holy Week can be tumultuous. It can be painful, uncomfortable, fear inducing, or even scary. It naturally sets up a dichotomy of those who persecute Jesus and those who follow Jesus. But in this passage from Acts, Peter, the rock of the Church, […]

Bible Study: Epiphany 1 (C) – 2016

January 10, 2016

Isaiah 42:1-7 This passage speaks particularly strongly to the themes of creation and being chosen by God. The Hebrew people knew the stories of creation by heart. They knew the stories of their ancestors. So when the prophet Isaiah says, “Thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O […]

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