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Nendeni, Go…!

First Lesson: James 1:17-27, Second Lesson: Matthew 28:16-20 James 1:17-27 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 18 He chose to give us birth through the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of all he created.…

Roots and Wings

First Lesson: Acts 17:16-21, Second Lesson: Acts 17:22-31 Acts 17:16-21 In Athens 16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with both Jews and God-fearing Greeks, as well as in the marketplace day by day with those…

The Gate

First Lesson: Psalm 23.  Second Lesson: John 10:1-10 Psalm 23 A psalm of David. 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, 3     he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk…

Reframing the Story

First Lesson: Psalm 116:1-4; 12-19,  Second Lesson: Luke 24:13-43 Psalm 116:1-4 I Love the Lord 116 I love the Lord, because he has heard     my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me,     therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me;     the…

Easter Blues

First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Second Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10 The Valley of Dry Bones 37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and…

Life Breath

Scripture: John 11:1-45 The Death of Lazarus 11 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)3 So the sisters sent word…

Witness

Scripture: John 9:1-41 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as…

Back to the Well

First Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7 Water From the Rock 17 The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no waterfor the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me?…