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Edges

In this story in Luke 4:21-30, we encounter God doing things on the edge. Jesus is pushed to the edge by the people, first by their assumptions that he (and God) is “theirs,” which pushes Jesus to an emotional edge, then later when they physically take him to the edge of a cliff because he […]

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Ordinary

In Jesus, we see God working miracles, not just on occasion, and not just sensationally. In John 2:1-11, we have a story of Jesus working a “kitchen miracle” — turning water into wine. Are we aware of the miraculous in the ordinary? Dare we expect the miraculous to be an ordinary occurrence? Sermon by Jonathan […]

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Approval

The story of Jesus’ baptism in Luke 3:15-22 ends with beautiful words from Heaven: “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” It is indeed wonderful for any of us to imagine these words coming from God, but in this story, they are about Jesus. Can we experience freedom from our […]

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Ripple Effects

The story of the Magi in Matthew 2:1-12 invites us to notice the ripple effects of the arrival of Jesus. The involvement of the Magi highlights Jesus’ ability to inspire changed lives, and availability to any who desire to seek Jesus. Herod’s involvement reminds us that the effects of Jesus may be disturbing. Will we […]

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