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Month: March 2013

He Called Them Brothers…..

I am always amazed at how Luther could cut to the heart of a matter and see divine mercy in simple words.  He meditates on how the disciples felt as they huddled in locked rooms knowing that Christ was dead, that the Jews still...

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Quiet Saturday ………

I found this on something called Easter Icons – “It is hard to imagine the Easter story without thinking of the resurrection, and  often we teach the Good Friday message as if it was Easter Day. The Disciples  and...

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Good Friday and mercy.

1 Timothy 1:15-1615 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of...

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Mercy and Maundy Thursday and Luther.

Christians should be instructed to approach it (The Lord’s Supper) with joy, confident and comforted, saying, I am a poor sinner, I need help and comfort, I wish to attend the Lord’s Supper, and take nourishment from the...

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Mercy and those pesky Pharisees.

Matthew 23 takes us into the heart of Holy Week and in the center of the conflict is the Pharisee.  The stunning words of Matthew 23:23 sum up the mercy issues. “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint...

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