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Year C Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

The story of the Good Samaritan is one of those parables that create a distraction. We go down the road most traveled because everyone else has done the same. We miss the road less traveled because we do not have the directions of grace. In this section of scripture, the question, answer and parable of Jesus are the most misunderstood and ignored lesson in the entire Bible by most Christians. The question is not: “Who is my neighbor?” The question is: “Who will inherit eternal life?”  Read more

Year C Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

Eighth Sunday After Pentecost: Righteousness Through Faith - Romans 3:21 Apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known. Grace is more polite when being rude than Legalism is when being friendly. Think Legalism: To show is physical. Feel Grace: To show is something that is felt.  Read more

Year C Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Meditation

These are the end times for Jesus on this earth. He has set His face toward Jerusalem. Nothing will turn him back. He now sends seventy new disciples ahead of Him in pairs to every town and place where He Himself intends to go. “I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.” Their mission is to cure the sick who are there, and say to them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”  Read more

Year C Seventh Sunday After Pentecost Bottom Line Meditations

Seventh Sunday After Pentecost: Romans 3:20 No one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law. Legalism is like someone who after taking the trash out, gives the impression he just cleaned the whole house! Think Legalism: Prosperity is physically seen. Feel Grace: Prosperity is spiritually felt.  Read more

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