32nd Sunday in OT (Matt 25:1-13) – November 12, 2017 PONDERING GOD’S WORD (Meditation) Matthew 25 is a chapter that is made up of three parts—words of Jesus that speak about reckoning at the end times.  This particular gospel passage ends with “Keep awake therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.” As he […]

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29th Sunday in OT (Is 45:1,4-6; Matt 22:15-21) – October 22, 2017 PONDERING GOD’S WORD (Meditation) One feature of the Gospel passages on Jesus preaching in the Temple in Jerusalem are the “trap episodes” where the Jewish leaders seek to ensnare Jesus with their questions.  The Pharisees are in the picture and so are the Herodians […]

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27th Sunday in OT (Is 5:1-7; Matt 21:33-43) – October 8, 2017 PONDERING GOD’S WORD (Meditation) This parable of Jesus takes us to something that was usual in first century Palestine—a landowner, a vineyard, a self-sufficient business of winemaking, and of course, tenants who would manage it.  The landowner then sends people who would collect the […]

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