The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector   Luke 18:9-14 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector 9 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up to the

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Luke 17:5-10

Rev. Anne Ryan 2 Timothy 1:1-14 & Luke 17:5-10 Sermon Transcript (not word for word) A 7 year old child, after hearing about starving people in Africa in Sunday School, drew a picture and made a donation box. This she installed at the front door and made sure any visitors

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Membership & Discernment

Part 1 – Membership: being an Active Disciple 1 Timothy 6   QUC 2019 Membership (PDF) But as for you, person of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called

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Seeking the Lost

Seeking the Lost Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 & Luke 15:1-10 The Gospel passage for today contains some familiar stories: stories about being lost, about seeking the lost, about celebrating when the lost is found. These stories, short as they are, raise a number of different emotions as we hear them. Grumbling Before

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Shaping and Renewing at the Potter’s Wheel

Shaping and Renewing at the Potter’s Wheel Jeremiah 18:1-11 & Luke 14:25-33 I am going to take a risk, today, and talk about something that I know nothing about: pottery. How many people have ever done pottery? Sat at a potters wheel, worked the clay into a pleasing shape, and then fired

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Thoughts and prayers? Do good, seek justice!

Thoughts and prayers? Do good, seek justice! Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 & Luke 12:32-40   Today, I want to speak about thoughts and prayers. That is a phrase which seems to have entered common usage in recent years. When tragedy strikes, there is a strong impulse for us, as people of faith,

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