Posts made in July, 2017


Today’s Scripture: Romans 8:12-25 NRSV As we come into the second week exploring Romans 8, we continue from the freedom we have found in Christ to confront life head-on with all of its ups and downs. We confront the issues in our own lives and we pay close attention to the problems that others are facing and we communicate to them that we love them and that they are not alone. With the Spirit leading us, God’s call welcomes all...

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Today’s Scripture: Romans 8:1-11 NRSV When I say freedom, many of you probably thought immediately thought of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights especially. They’ve lined out for us our freedoms as Americans – the right to free speech, the right to peaceably assemble, the right to form a militia, or the right to worship whichever religion we so choose or the right not to choose one. We have that freedom given to...

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Today’s Scripture: Selections from Genesis 24 This is a long narrative. It is told from the perspective of the servant named Eliezer The beginning of the reading is at verse 34, once the servant meets Rebekah, it begins where the servant recounts the events to her brother Laben. Genesis 24:6-28 the initial events transpire and it is in 33-48 the servant recounts the events to Laben. In the uniting of Isaac and Rebekah we find an...

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Today’s scripture: Genesis 22:1-19 NRSV This Tuesday is the 4th of July, the day that the United States celebrates its independence. It was the beginning of a long journey to the formation of this nation. The Revolutionary War was over in 1776, and Independence Day is celebrated to commemorate the original thirteen colonies separating from the Great Britain. When we talk about the 4th of July, the specific event that this day...

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