Monthly Archives: August 2016

Kingdom of God Manners

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Have you ever been in a situation where your every move was watched, and even if no one made a comment, you could feel the judgments being made? As I read the opening verse of … Continue reading

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“You are Set Free from Your Ailment”

Rev. Donald Elly, M. Div. The context in which Luke reports this story took place, the synagogue, is the first clue we are given as to some of the meanings the story had and has for the disciples of Jesus, … Continue reading

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Jesus Under Stress

Rev. Donald Elly, M.Div. “I came to bring fire upon the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! I have a baptism with which to be baptized, and what stress I am under until it is completed!” These … Continue reading

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A Meditation on Your Heart and its Treasure​​

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Verse 34 of the Gospel lesson from Luke 12 reads, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Reflecting on this verse made me aware that for Jesus, as Luke sets the scene, … Continue reading

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“Rich Toward God”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “Guard against all kinds of greed,” says Jesus to his disciples here in the 12th Chapter of Luke. He then goes on to illustrate not just what greed is, but how it operates to damage … Continue reading

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