Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Matthew 18: 12-14 The Parable of the Lost Sheep

Matthew 18: 12-14 Parallel Luke 15: 3-7 12 What do you think? If a shepherd has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of … Continue reading

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Matthew 9: 9-13 The Nature of Discipleship Part 2A

Matthew 9: 9-13 Parallels Mark 2: 13-17, Luke 5: 27-32  9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed … Continue reading

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Matthew 6: 5-15 Exploring Prayer, Forgiveness and Righteousness

Matthew 6: 5-15 Parallels : Mark 11: 25-26, Luke 11: 1-4 5 “And whenever you pray, do not be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, so that they … Continue reading

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Psalm 38 A Cry for Forgiveness and Healing

Psalm 38 <A Psalm of David, for the memorial offering.> 1 O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger, or discipline me in your wrath. 2 For your arrows have sunk into me, and your hand has come down … Continue reading

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Psalm 32- A Psalm of Restoration

Psalm 32 <Of David. A Maskil.> 1 Happy are those whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. 2 Happy are those to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 While I … Continue reading

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Exodus 32: The Golden Calf Threatens the Covenant

 Exodus 32: 1-6 The People Ask for Gods When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 15: A Life of Covenant Generosity

Deuteronomy 15: 1-18 Forgiveness of Debts 1 Every seventh year you shall grant a remission of debts. 2 And this is the manner of the remission: every creditor shall remit the claim that is held against a neighbor, not exacting … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

There is no better future without letting go of the sins of the past Without being willing to see others not as a summation of debt unpaid For we all walk around carrying the burdens and baggage of our lives … Continue reading

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The Need to Remember Rightly

On a day when there will be a number of calls to ‘Never Forget’ I want to add a caution that we need to be willing to remember rightly. The destruction and violence of September 11, 2001 cost the 19 … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Myself, Life and God from My Divorce Part 3

This is the final reflection on this at this point in my journey. 7. The Place of Ritual and the Value of a Worshipping Community- I know that many people have had bad experiences in churches, synagogues and places of … Continue reading

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