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Sun, 11/11/2012

Coming This Sunday, November 4

November 4: Matthew, Mark and Luke record Jesus’ baptisms.  At each, the heavens open and a voice is heard coming out of heaven.  As John writes the final words of the Revelation, he describes seeing a new heaven and a new earth.  When heavens are mentioned in scripture, one word describes both the visible azure sky above us and the invisible realm of God descending upon us.  Join me this All Saints Day as we strain to catch a glimpse of far more than meets the eye.

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Sun, 11/04/2012

Coming This Sunday, October 28

October 28: The evangelist Mark tells of two blind men receiving their sight.  The two healings bracket an important section of Mark leading up to Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.  Bartimaeus compensates for the loss of sight with keen hearing.  From the roadside he hears that it is Jesus passing by and calls out to the Son of David for mercy.  When Jesus answers, Bartimaeus hears and responds.

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Coming This Sunday, October 21

October 21: In Mark 10.35 James and John approached Jesus re places of honor in his coming kingdom.  They asked, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."  The counterpart to the disciples' question is found in Mark 6.22 when Herod tells the dancer at his birthday party, "Ask me whatever you wish, and I will grant it."  The disciples request for "whatever" mirrors Herod's promis

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Sun, 10/21/2012

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