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A Conversation Between Pastor Neil White and Pastor Chris King on Racism, Faith and Hope

This is a conversation that I made available for both my congregation and the Frisco Interfaith Alliance between myself and Pastor Chris King. As a white pastor and leader of a primarily white congregation I felt it was important to … Continue reading

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Matthew 15: 21-28 Woman Great is Your Faith

Matthew 15: 21-28 Parallel Mark 7: 24-30 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, … Continue reading

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Matthew 14: 34-36 To Know Christ is to Know His Benefits

Matthew 14: 34-36 Parallels Mark 6: 53-56 34 When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret. 35 After the people of that place recognized him, they sent word throughout the region and brought all who were sick … Continue reading

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Matthew 14: 22-33 Little Faith One

Matthew 14: 22-33 Parallels Mark 6: 45-52; John 6: 16-21 22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the … Continue reading

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Matthew 13: 54-58 Rejecting Wisdom

Matthew 13: 54-58 Parallels Mark 6: 1-6a; Luke 4: 16-30 54 He came to his hometown and began to teach the people in their synagogue, so that they were astounded and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and … Continue reading

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Matthew 13: 1-23 Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13: 1-23 Parallel: Mark 4: 1-20; Luke 8: 4-15 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, … Continue reading

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Faith in Matthew’s Gospel

  Faith, believing, and unbelief are frequently used terms in Matthew, all originating with the Greek pistis. When modern people use terms like faith or belief they typically are referring to some type of cognitive assent-I believe certain things to … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 1-8 What Sort of Man is This Part 3

Matthew 9: 1-8 Parallels Mark 2: 1-12; Luke 5: 17-26 1 And after getting into a boat he crossed the sea and came to his own town. 2 And just then some people were carrying a paralyzed man lying on … Continue reading

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Matthew 8: 5-13 Jesus Takes our Infirmities and Bears our Diseases part 2

Matthew 8: 5-13 Parallel Luke 7: 1-14 5 When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him 6 and saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, in terrible distress.” 7 And he said to him, … Continue reading

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Dangers of a Digital Age

Session 8: Dangers of a Digital Age This is the final installment of an eight-part series on faith in a digital age. The outline of the series is: Week one: Advertising in a Digital Age Week two: Email, Multi-tasking and … Continue reading

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