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Matthew 1: 1-17 How the Story Begins

Matthew 1: 1-17 1 An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah … Continue reading

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From Abraham to David in Matthew’s Genealogy

Abraham Abraham’s (earlier known as Abram) story runs from Genesis 12-25 and this marks the beginning of the covenant that God will make with Abraham and his descendants. The story follows Abraham and Sarah, Hagar and Ishmael, and their interactions … Continue reading

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Deuteronomy 25: Punishment, Justice, and the Enemy

Deuteronomy 25: 1-3 The Limit of Punishment 1 Suppose two persons have a dispute and enter into litigation, and the judges decide between them, declaring one to be in the right and the other to be in the wrong. 2 … Continue reading

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Images for the Third Sunday of Advent

This is typically the second Sunday of John the Baptist readings for the season of Advent, so a few images of John the Baptist first and then I’m going to  break from the Revised Common Lectionary this Sunday in Year … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Ruth

The Ballad of Ruth[i] There was no bread in the house of bread[ii] and so from the house of bread the breadless fled To Moab went Elimelech and Naomi[iii] the sweet with two sons, departing hungry yet full Foreigners in … Continue reading

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