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1 John 1:1-2:2

Easter 2B

This Sunday’s Epistolary Lesson’s proclaimers might lead into their presentation of it with a story of how they needed an intercessor. A number of years ago I traveled to sit with members of our church during their family member’s major surgery. Using an inaccurate map, I became lost in a maze of one-way streets. After…

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1 John 1:1-2:2

Easter 2B

John wants us to be serious about sin.  Of course, some Christian traditions—my own Reformed Calvinism perhaps leading the pack—have perennially been pretty good about having such seriousness.  As the late Lewis Smedes once wrote (tongue firmly embedded in cheek), “Anyone who knows he’s totally depraved can’t be all bad.” In a more serious vein,…

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1 John 1:1-2:2

Easter 2B

Comments and Observations All of the readings from the epistles for the season after Easter are from I John.  That’s an interesting choice, since the theme of I John is certainty, assurance of salvation.  “I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know…

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