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One in Ten - or Status Quo?

Ten lepers healed, one turned back to give thanks.  When Jesus asked where the other had gone, I have this picture in my head of word getting back to the nine, and each of them turning to their family and friends and saying, "well, nobody else was doing it?!"  


God's grace is for everybody.  God's love is for everybody.  God's forgiveness and healing are for everybody. Whether to live in gratitude, well, that's a choice.  And the choice does make a difference in our lives and in our relationship to the living God.  
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October 6, 2013


A riddle:  We are called to be stewards of something created by God, that we can't hold in our hands and can't possess.  What is it?
Answer:  Relationships

Christians are called to be "relational stewards."  We are stewards not just of time, talent and treasures, but also called to tend to all those relationships God has brought into our lives.  Why?  As always, because God first loved us.

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September 15, 2013  Luke 15:1-10


Did you know the word "Pharisee" occurs in the Bible 97 times?  All of them in the New Testament.  None of them ever get Jesus to agree with them.  Hmmm.  As Luther would ask.  "What does this mean?"
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