Monthly Archives: April 2014

into our darkness

Matthew 14:1-9 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard the report about Jesus, 2 and he told his servants, “This is John the Baptist. He has been raised from the dead; that is why these powerful energies are at work … Continue reading

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our messy world

Genesis 38:1-10 It was at that time that Judah left his brothers and settled near an Adullamite man, whose name was Hirah. 2 There Judah saw the daughter of a Canaanite whose name was Shua. He took her and went … Continue reading

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unbelief at home

Matthew 13:53-58 53 And when Jesus had finished telling these stories, he went away from there, 54 and when he came to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, with the result that they were overwhelmed, and said, “Where … Continue reading

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three ruined outfits

Genesis 37:29-36 29 When Reuben returned to the pit and saw that Joseph was not in the pit, he tore his clothes 30 and he came back to his brothers and said, “The boy is gone, and I, where can … Continue reading

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all the difference

Matthew 13:51-52 51 Jesus asked “Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52 And he said to them, “Because of this, every scribe who has been discipled for the kingdom from the sky is like a … Continue reading

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rough paths

Genesis 37:12-28 12 Now his brothers went to tend their father’s flock near Shechem. 13 And Israel said to Joseph, “Are not your brothers tending the flock at Shechem? Come, I will send you to them.” And he said to … Continue reading

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love and hell

Matthew 13:44-50 44 “The kingdom from the sky is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. 45 “Again, … Continue reading

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the courage to dream

Genesis 37:1-11 Jacob lived in the land of his father’s travels, in the land of Canaan. 2 These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was tending the flock with his brothers. He was a boy with … Continue reading

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grace and hell

Matthew 13:36-43 36 Then he left the crowds and went into the house. And his disciples came to him, saying, “Explain to us the story of the poisonous weeds of the field.” 37 He answered, “The one who plants the … Continue reading

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another life

Genesis 36:15-43 15 These are the leaders of the sons of Esau. The sons of Eliphaz the firstborn of Esau: the leaders Teman, Omar, Zepho, Kenaz, 16 Korah, Gatam, and Amalek; these are the leaders of Eliphaz in the land … Continue reading

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