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JESUS DIED

March 29, 2013

Mark 15:25-41 25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him. 26 The written notice of the charge against him read: the king of the jews. 27 They crucified two rebels with him, one on his right and one on his left. [28] [a] 29 Those who passed by hurled insults at him, […]

JESUS WEPT

March 25, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN A major portion of all the combined Four Gospels focuses on Jesus’ final week before his death on the Cross.  We have come to know these days as Holy Week.  All of the weeks of Jesus’ 33 years on the planet were holy because all contributed to God’s redemptive purposes for humankind.  […]

JESUS SHOWS UP

March 22, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN On Monday we began looking at John 21, a post-resurrection story where the disciple go fishing while Jesus is elsewhere.  We pick up the story here a few verses into the chapter. Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He […]

GONE FISHIN’ WITHOUT JESUS

March 18, 2013

John 21:1-14 “Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee.[a] It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus[b]), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with […]

GOD’S FOOLISHNESS

March 15, 2013

 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.  Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish […]

INCREDULOUS TERRITORY

March 11, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN Reading: John 3.1-9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. – John 3.9 His name was Nicodemus and he was coming under the cover of darkness to meet Jesus.  He knew Jesus quite well.  Every Pharisee knew about Jesus, this itinerant iconoclast from Galilee.  He had been teaching in a way that seemed […]

HOLY HUMILITY

March 8, 2013

by STEVE DUNN “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other […]

MORE THAN BREAD–FURTHER REFLECTION

March 6, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN Going back to Monday’s text from Luke, we return to the statement, “Man does not live by bread alone.”  When I was growing up it was popular to observe Lent by some act of self-denial.  People “gave up” chocolate, watching TV, or something.  Often it had to do with food perhaps out […]

MORE THAN BREAD

March 4, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN “Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted there by the devil. 2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. During that time the devil came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become […]

WHY ARE YOU COMING TO ME?

March 1, 2013

BY STEVE DUNN “Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. But John tried to talk him out of it. “I am the one who needs to be baptized by you,” he said, “so why are you coming to me?” But Jesus said, “It should be done, for we […]