June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017

The disciples met Jesus up on a Galilean mountain and it was a joyful reunion.  Then Jesus gave them marching orders to go out into the world and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit—some of the most familiar verses in the entire New Testament—what we’ve come to call The Great Commission. And Matthew includes three little words that make it all make sense, to me anyway: “But some doubted.”

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May 14, 2017

May 14, 2017

Stones and rocks appear often in Scripture. God is often referred to as a rock. The patriarchs of the Old Testament set up stones wherever something important happened. The Ten Commandments were written on stone tablets. Moses struck a rock and water flowed from it. Stephen was killed by stoning. Simon had his named changed to Peter which means rock. And it was a large stone that was rolled away from the tomb at the Resurrection.

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