Jesus is the Bread of Life, part 2

August 12

We will begin where we ended last Sunday, with Jesus declaring that he is the bread of life. After ruminating on this great truth for a week, are we ready to share in the Body of Christ at his table? His original hearers were not - the Gospel tells us they grumbled.

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Jesus is the Bread of Life, part 1

August 5

In the Gospel of John we see a series of signs from Jesus, and then we hear Jesus speak about those signs on a deeper level than what many could comprehend. Jesus fed 5000. Great-he can fill a lot of bellies. But in today's passage he says he is the bread of life. We're going to need more time to chew on that.

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Created by God Built for a Purpose

July 29

Before his resurrection of Lazarus, perhaps Jesus' feeding of the 5000 was his most widely known miracle. Let's look again at this story and see what we can learn about Jesus - and ourselves - from it.

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Sheep without a Shepherd

July 22

As we continue with the story of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark, we begin to see how exhausting his ministry was. But we also see what motivates him to go on.

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The Foolish King

July 15

In Mark 6 we have the gruesome story of the beheading of John the Baptist. It seems like the man who ordered it didn't really want to do it, but he felt trapped. Is there a lesson for us in this story?

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Come Get Your Feet Wet; it is Good for You

July 8

Where and how did you first meet God? What has your faith journey and service to God been like?

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Raising the Dead and Healing the Sick

July 1

In today's Gospel passage, Jesus extends his healing ministry to two people: a woman who has suffered for years, and a little girl who had recently died. With the words, Talitha koum (little girl, get up) Jesus raised the girl. What can we learn about God from these two stories?

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Weapons of Righteousness

June 24

Today's Old Testament lesson is about David and Goliath. But we look at it through the lens of Paul's letter to the Corinthians in which he mentions "weapons of righteousness." The phrase, "waging peace" comes to mind. If we are not given "five smooth stones" and a slingshot, what "weapon" might we best use to the glory of God today?

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