Luke 13:31-35 – Jesus compares himself to a mother hen who knows the dangers out there, who spreads her wings longingly to save her chicks and never lifts them up,even though she may lose her life. “Hens and Chicks” by Pastor Carmen Horst Okanya
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Deuteronomy 26:1-19 is the defining narrative for the Israelites. They were once wanderers. Now they have a home and food. God acted and God saved them from desolation and disappearance. Now they respond with thanks – sharing the produce of their harvests so that those who are as vulnerable as they once were can feast, too! “A Saving God” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Luke 9:28-36 – One day Jesus climbed a mountain. And glowed in the dark. And talked with dead guys. What? Don’t be too dazzled or put off by the weirdness. The point is: pay attention. “Listen to Jesus” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Luke 6:27-38 and Genesis 45:3-15 “It must be a God Thing” by Pastor Stan Shantz
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Jeremiah 17.5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15.12-20; Luke 6.17-26 Psalm 1 compares the righteous to trees planted by streams of water, soaking in the knowledge of the unconditional love of the Father. The wicked, by contrast, are empty of love. They delight in making others feel the sharp pain of their lack, and they do not even know where to go to be refilled. Let no one be in that way of wickedness. It is
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