The Problem of Half-Truths in the Wilderness (Luke 4:1-13)

The Problem of Half-Truths in the Wilderness (Luke 4:1-13)

Last Wednesday we wore the cross of Jesus in ashes on our foreheads in remembrance of the Truth that as sinners “we are dust, and to dust we shall return” (cf. Genesis 3:19). This Sunday many of us will watch as a new child of God, Rhett Russell Gagnon, receives the gift of New Life in Holy Baptism and the same image …the cross of Jesus that brings forgiveness and renewal…is traced over his forehead.

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When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

When Our OWN Words Fail (John 6:51-69)

Words fail us when we see the ugliness of the human condition, as it truly is. There is no excusing or somehow rising above the sin of the world in which we all share. But God's Word ultimately turns our attention away from exclusive focus on human failure to the only perfect sacrifice that will ever be made: the sacrifice of the Son of God, who died for us.

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In Unison with Heaven (Rev. 5:13)

In Unison with Heaven (Rev. 5:13)

Today is a chance to get our identity right.  We are, before anything else, forgiven sinners, for Jesus’ sake. Today is also a day to give thanks for the only number that matters—one creation of God—that, though fallen, though perhaps even dying, was originally created “very good” (Gen 1:31), and already joins together in a never-ending hymn in praise of the Lamb who has rescued and redeemed it. 

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