Sunday, March 27, 2011

Living Water -- it will quench any thirst

Exodus 17:1-7 Water from the rock
Psalm 95
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42 The Samaritan woman at the well

As each year passes our hearts tend to harden from the wear and tear of life. Things happen to us that hurt us, make us more cautious, cause us to fight back, and cause us to build up walls of protection. These things also tend to leave us thirsting for something more in life. God quenches our thirst and provides us with living water that often comes from places we'd least expect. Be prepared to experience the unexpected
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Beginners

Genesis 12:1-4a The call of Abram
John 3:1-17 Nicodemus visits Jesus

Jesus' words to Nicodemus about being born again, like God's call to Abram, represent the offer of a beginning. It is not the beginning that is long past, nor is it starting over again; but a perception of life that awakens and enlightens. What it is in our life and world that we miss just because we are asleep?

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Karma Bending

Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 First sin and punishment
Matthew 4:1-11 Temptation of Jesus

Theologians have called it "Original Sin", this feeling of curse or "bad karma" that seems inevitable in human nature. Matthew Fox says that before original sin came original blessing. These thoughts are the background against which to understand Jesus' response to temptation. Together it is the story of bending human destiny. Where do you think human destiny needs some bending?

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Now I SEE you -- Face to Face!

Exodus 24:12-18 God calls Moses up the mountain
Matthew 17: 1-9 Jesus transfigured on the mountain

Both Moses and Jesus are transformed, transfigured and changed by the presence of God. The events are spectacular, illuminating, dazzling and awe inspiring. So what do we do with this? Has your heart been set on fire? What do you want to proclaim from the highest mountains?

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