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Message Supplement for Sunday 2 February 2020: “Wise Guy Paul”

Today we consider Paul’s contrasting view of wisdom (worldly versus heavenly), from 1 Corinthians 1:18-31. Paul suggests that his readers should feel good about their humble life situation. “Consider your own call, brothers and sisters: not many of you were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not...
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Message Supplement for Sunday 26 January 2020: “God’s Invitation”

Today’s message from Matthew 4:12-23 finds Jesus in the early stages of his public ministry. John the Baptist had just been arrested and quickly fades from the gospel story. Meanwhile, Jesus began to wander and proclaim a compelling message while building his close-knit band of followers. Welcome to membership...
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Message Supplement for Sunday 12 January 2020: “Watery Awakening”

Today’s focus is Jesus’ public ministry as described in Matthew 3:13-17. It all began with Jesus’ spiritual awakening through baptism by John the Baptist, who was reluctant to perform the task because John perceived himself as insignificant compared with Jesus. Jesus came up from the baptismal water of the...
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Message Supplement for Sunday 5 January 2020: “Divine Word”

In the marvelous spirit of the New Year, have a fantastic 2020. I share with you God’s enthusiastic embrace, filled with promises and possibilities. Prepare to experience wonderful 2020 vision as you make this year the clearest ever. Before beginning the lectionary message from John 1:1-18, be aware that...
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Message for Christmas Eve 2019: “Spiritual Rebirth”

God bless you on this marvelous Christmas Eve. Prepare for the Christ child to inspire and empower you this wonderful season and beyond. Amid the holiday cheer arises a profound question: How do you feel about your life? Christmas is a great time to reassess who and what you...
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Sunday Message Supplement for 22 December 2019: “Love’s Renewal”

Today’s message is based on two lectionary scriptures, Psalm 80:1-7,17-19 and Romans 1:1-7. In the Psalms, there’s an uplifting message of restoration, borne by God’s love. “Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock! You who are enthroned upon the cherubim, shine forth …....
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Sunday Message Supplement for 15 December 2019: “Overflowing Joy”

Today’s Advent Sunday focus is joy, including that of Mary the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:46b-55). Mary had been visited by an angel who proclaimed how God was planning a miracle within her. After the angel pronounced the divine plan Mary joyfully declared how Jesus’ birth would renew humanity....
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