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April 8 - Oh Susanna

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/07/19

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Scriptures: The story of Susanna is one of my favorite scripture stories. Another is the wisdom of Solomon in addressing the dispute over the baby. This is a comedy where the good and the innocent are vindicated and the evil are destroyed.  There are many ... Read More »

April 7 - The Adulterous Woman

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/07/19

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Note: I have to offer a word of apology here. I wrote today's blog yesterday but for some reason it didn't post. I came to write tomorrow's only to discover this fact. Sorry to any one who is reading along.  Perhaps It was because ... Read More »

April 6 - The Life of a Prophet

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/06/19

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Scriptures: We have moved from a subtle to straight up obvious that Jesus is to fulfill the "Prophet's Life" by being put to death by his own people. The difference between Christ and Jeremiah, is that Jesus knows it is not only the path ... Read More »

April 5 - Bothersome Words

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/05/19

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Scriptures: Today's readings may be a bit intuitive to draw the connection between the idea in the book of Wisdom about the wicked attacking the "truth" and Jesus road to his crucifixion. What I find fascinating is Jesus' persistence. The Gospel starts by Jesus staying ... Read More »

April 4 - A Stiff Necked People

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/03/19

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Scriptures: I just want to offer a few simple points about the scriptures today. First is that we see Moses operating like Abraham interceding for the people. Moses continually intercedes for his reckless and self-harming people. They are constantly defying God's patience and Moses regularly ... Read More »

April 3 - Jesus is God

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/02/19

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Scriptures: After reading John, Chapter 5, there can be no more ambiguity about the fact that Jesus Christ claimed to be the Son of God. It says right there at the beginning, "he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God." This ... Read More »

April 2 - Law vs. Mercy

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 4/01/19

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Scripture: I have mentioned before that Jesus is simply amazing with the many things he says. Each word from Jesus is layered so deeply with meaning. One of Jesus' famous "I AM" statements is when he says, "I am the gate for the sheep" (JN ... Read More »

April 1 - New Heavens and a New Earth

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/31/19

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Scriptures: The point that I would like to emphasize today is that God is not stuck in our time and place. Though God touches each time and place and is present, it is important for us to humbly remember that God is greater than we ... Read More »

March 31- Reconciliation

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/30/19

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Scriptures: I love the first reading, it is a foreshadowing for us of a truth we have yet to experience. Jesus heard the cry of the Hebrew people as they were enslaved and cruelly treated in Egypt. He set them free and lead them ... Read More »

March 30 - Love and Sincerity

Posted by Matthew Marchand on 3/30/19

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Scriptures: Yesterday we saw an exchange between Jesus and a scribe who was asking Jesus questions of the law. This is a good process to have. If someone were to come to us today and say, "God wants me to be the Pope," and ... Read More »

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