Monthly Archives: January 2016

When God Pushes Our Buttons

Don Elly, M. Div. “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your M hearing.” These words of Jesus clearly were understood as gracious by the hearers, according to Luke. Was it possible that the words are true? Every time we … Continue reading

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Full of the Holy Spirit(1)

Don Elly, M. Div. “Full of the Holy Spirit” is how Jesus is described by Luke two times in the fourth chapter. Right after his Baptism (where the Holy Spirit affirmed his status as Beloved Son) is the first occasion. … Continue reading

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Fill Me Up! Pour Me Out! Donald R. Elly, M. Div.

John’s Gospel declares not only did God become flesh in Jesus, but in doing so God gives unmistakable signs  revealing  God’s purpose.   As Jesus steps onto the stage of human history, John reports that the first sign is given at … Continue reading

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Do Not Lose Heart!

Don Elly, M.Div. When was the last time that you were filled with expectation?  Luke’s description of the intersecting lives of John the Baptist and Jesus raise that question in a powerful way. John, is for Luke, using the Prophet … Continue reading

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