Tag Archives: Reconciliation

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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Exodus 34: Restoring the Covenant

  Exodus 34: 1-10 The LORD Reclaims Identity Post Betrayal The LORD said to Moses, “Cut two tablets of stone like the former ones, and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets, which … Continue reading

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Exodus 33: Repairing the Relationship Between God and Israel

Exodus 33:1-6 The LORD’s Separation from Israel The LORD said to Moses, “Go, leave this place, you and the people whom you have brought up out of the land of Egypt, and go to the land of which I swore … Continue reading

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Exodus 22: Boundaries, Trust and Reconciliation

Exodus 22:1-15 Expanding the Commandment on Stealing  When someone steals an ox or a sheep, and slaughters it or sells it, the thief shall pay five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.1 The thief shall make … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers

We’ve created a culture of antagonism and agitation, of winners and losers Where words can cut deeper than spears and pierce our enemy’s armor We refine and polish our arguments like swords to gut our opposition Trained in a culture … 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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Forgiveness in a Graceless World-A Sermon

Ernest Hemmingway tells in one of his short stories called “The Capital of the World” an episode about forgiveness which goes like this: Madrid is full of boys named Paco, which is the diminutive form of Francisco, and there is … Continue reading

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