Monthly Archives: July 2016

All Kinds of Greed

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. “Be on your guard against all kinds of greed,” said Jesus,”because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” The occasion of this comment which is sandwiched between two illustrations of greed got me … Continue reading

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“When You Pray, Say…”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Luke describes Jesus being approached by one of his disciples who asks, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” My first response to the scene Luke describes for us is, surprise, giving … Continue reading

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Seeing Clearly

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The parable of the Good Samaritan and of Jesus’ instruction of Martha and Mary are not just about doing right by our neighbors or fixing a meal and sitting at Jesus feet. These teachings of … Continue reading

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“You Have Given the Right Answer…”

​​​​Rev. Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The tester gets tested. This encounter of Jesus with an opponent is a classic in Luke illustrating a way of teaching that connects seemingly unrelated issues. How is inheriting eternal life related to the … Continue reading

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