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Blog posts January 2014

The Kingdom of God is Like a Mustard Seed

Jesus said to the crowds:  "This is how it is with the Kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow he knows not how.  Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full…

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Anyone Who Has Ears To Hear

It was another important day in their journey together- the disciples and Jesus as they continued their conversation after Jesus taught from the boat.  Jesus said to his disciples, "Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed?  Is it not to be set on a lamp-stand?  For there is nothing…

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Why Jesus Taught in Parables

Growing up in the Word of the Lord at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in College Point I always enjoyed learning about parables in Sunday School.  I took over my mother's class when arthritis kept her home bound.  Today I would like to share scripture I found in today's Gospel - Mark 4: 1 -20 explaini…

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Lord of the Sabbath

 Based on Mark 2: 23 - 28    As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain.  At this the Pharisees said to him, "Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath.  He said to them, "Have you never read what D…

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More Complaints from the People


The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast.  People came to Jesus and objected, "Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?" Jesus answered them, "Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?  As…

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"Behold the Lamb of God"

 A rush came over John the Baptist as he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.  He is the one of whom I said, 'A Man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because He existed before me.'  I did not know Him, but the reason why I came …

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Jesus walked towards them


Jesus walked towards them on the water.  Just like on land; just like that!  Just like that! The fisherman in the boat were being tossed over the turbulent waves and when they noticed Jesus walking on the sea they couldn't wrap their brains around that live video.  They thought Him a ghost.   Re…

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