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Matthew 21:33-46

Proper 22A

 ******BOOM******* That’s probably not a word (or a sound effect) you associate with the parables of Jesus.  But it’s more apt than you might think. Eugene Peterson famously said that parables are narrative time bombs.  These are stealthy stories that steal into people’s hearts, confusing them initially, throwing them off balance for a while.  After…

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Matthew 21:23-32

Proper 21A

A while back I heard an old Jewish witticism in which someone asks his rabbi, “Why do rabbis always answer a question with another question?” to which the rabbi replied, “Why shouldn’t a rabbi answer a question with another question?” So also in Matthew 21: Jesus side-steps the question of the Pharisees as to the…

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Matthew 21:1-11

Palm Sunday A

Liturgy of the Palms “Who is this?”  Few questions are more important than this one Matthew reports the “whole city” of Jerusalem asks on the first Palm Sunday.  Yet the answer to that question is even more important.  The Holy Spirit inspires Matthew to answer, “This is Jesus.”  But just who is this Jesus? Matthew…

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Matthew 21:33-46

Proper 22A

 ******BOOM******* That’s probably not a word (or a sound effect) you associate with the parables of Jesus.  But it’s more apt than you might think.   Eugene Peterson famously said that parables are narrative time bombs.  These are stealthy stories that steal into people’s hearts, confusing them initially, throwing them off balance for a while….

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Matthew 21:23-32

Proper 21A

A while back I heard an old Jewish witticism in which someone asks his rabbi, “Why do rabbis always answer a question with another question?” to which the rabbi replied, “Why shouldn’t a rabbi answer a question with another question?” So also in Matthew 21: Jesus side-steps the question of the Pharisees as to the…

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Stretched to See

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Salvation Hospitality

Preached 3/27/2006  

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