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Standing at the Edge

A tourist came too close to the edge of the Grand Canyon, lost his footing and plunged over the side, clawing and scratching to save himself. After he went out of sight and just before he fell into space, he encountered a scrubby bush which he desperately grabbed with both hands. Filled with terror, he called out toward heaven, “Is there anyone up there?”

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We will never forget

Why do you suppose the Samaritan came back to thank Jesus? After all, Jesus hadn’t made a formal thank you part of the bargain. He simply told them to go and show themselves to the priests. The Samaritan’s nine partners, obviously, felt no need to return. Why the Samaritan?

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Hot-wired for Faith

I once asked a great coach how he decided which weapon a student should fence. He replied, “On the first day, I tell him ‘keep me from hitting you with my straight arm’ and I extend my arm at them.” He then explained what the three types of students do. The first takes a step back out of range of the coach’s hand, he shall be a sabreur. The second slaps the coach’s hand out of the way before the coach can hit him, he shall be an epee fencer. The third lets the coach hit him and immediately turns to any bystanders and insists that the coach’s arm was bent. He shall be a foilist.

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A Dollar Short and a Day Late

How many people are familiar with the saying… It means that one is ill prepared for the task at hand. And we cannot afford to be ill prepared. The teacher expects we will come to class ready to learn… and God expects that we will come to the Kingdom well prepared as well. The beginning of preparation is listening to Jesus’ teachings…

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Schizophrenia

I am not in any way discussing the medical use of the term schizophrenia…. Rather I am working from the gospel for today to affirm that human beings are often afflicted by an attempt to live simultaneously in two competing worlds and inevitably fail.

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The Color Purple

In the reading from Acts this morning we hear about the meeting between Paul and a woman called Lydia in the city of Phillippi. Lydia was a dealer in purple cloth. Now, usually I prefer modern translations of the bible, but in the old, authorized version, sticking closely to the Greek, it says that she’s “a seller of purple.” Just that: A seller of purple.

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He Called My Name

Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me, 26 but you do not believe because you do not belong to my sheep…”

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What Kind of Fish were They?

Jim had an awful day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching one. On his way home, he stopped at the supermarket and ordered for catfish. He told the fish salesman, “pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?” “Why do you want me to throw that you?”

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