The Messiness of Togetherness (Sun, Dec 1, 2013)

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) First Reading Isaiah 2:1-5 Perhaps the most beautiful text in Isaiah, in which the prophet describes how those who seek the wisdom of God will turn their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. It is a vision of unifying, reconciling piece among all nations. Psalm Psalm 122 Jerusalem is described as a city on a hill to which the 12 tribes of Israel make pilgrimage. It reinforces the idea that this is a holy site and that … [Read more...]

Get It Together! Lectionary Texts for March 10th

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Bible Cliff’s Notes (My dog ate my Bible!) Gospel Luke 15:1-3 Jesus associates with sinners and tax collectors 11b-32 Story of the Prodigal son. First Reading Joshua 5:9-12 Removing the “disgrace of Egypt” from the Jews. Celebrated Passover in Gilgal. No more manna; eating from the crops of the earth. Psalm Psalm 32 The one whose wrongdoing is forgiven is truly happy. Do not keep silent, but confess your sin to God. Second Reading 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 We … [Read more...]