Are You a Man or a Sheep? (Lectionary Texts for Sunday, April 21, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 10:22-30 The Temple in Jerusalem has been dedicated. Jesus is in the temple and some Jewish people there ask him to be straight with them about whether or not he is the Messiah. He says they won’t believe him anyway, but that he is. He uses the sheep/shepherd image to symbolize the relationship between him and his believers. First Reading Acts 9:36-43 Peter is in Joppa and raises Tabitha (AKA, Dorcas) from the dead. Upon … [Read more...]

Live Chat with Christian: 4/4/13, 11am PST

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Truth or Fact? (Video intro for April 7, 2013 Study)

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Feed Me, Seymour: A Search for Real Meaning (Lectionary Texts for Sunday, April 14, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel John 21:1-19 Jesus’ third appearance to the disciples after the resurrection. They’re not catching fish; Jesus tells them to try the other side of the boat and they catch hundreds. First Reading Acts 9:1-6 Paul (called Saul until he converted to Christianity, then renamed Paul), the erstwhile professional Christian assassin, encounters Jesus on the road to Damascus. This is a pretty big deal for Paul, and the turning point after … [Read more...]