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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday, April 30 is John 10:1-15. This is the text (NRSV): “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “separation from love”

Here’s an additional thought on what, upon reflection, is a peculiar statement in Paul’s letter to the Romans: “Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

There are two texts in the Uniform Series selection for Sunday, April 23: Romans 5:6-11 and Romans 8:31-39. These are my notes on those texts: Background: Romans is one of Paul’s later letters, usually given a date in the late … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

The Uniform Series text for Sunday is Psalm 23. This is such a familiar text, it’s almost pointless to make notes on it. This is the NRSV’s version, which differs slightly from the probably more familiar King James: (1) The … Continue reading

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Fourth Sunday in Lent

I’m guessing at least a few people here have heard those “good news, bad news” jokes. Like the one where the doctor comes into the room and says to the patient, well, I’ve got some good news and some bad … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

Sunday’s Uniform Series text is Joel 2:12-13, 18-19, 28-32; but here for reference is all of Joel 2:12-32: (12) Yet even now, says the Lord, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; (13) … Continue reading

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Exegetical Exercise

Notes and questions on I John 4:7-19 (the Uniform Series text for Sunday, March 2, 2017) The text: (7) Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. … Continue reading

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