Monthly Archives: March 2017

Living Bones

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Reading the stories of Ezekiel’s task of restoring dry bones along with the restoration of Lazarus by Jesus illuminated for me how God intends for us to live whatever time we are given as fully … Continue reading

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Becoming a Disciple 

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus converses with a variety of persons. Some are forever changed. Nicodemus, the first, is an esteemed leader of the Judaism. Jesus attracts him though it is never clear if Nicodemus commits to Jesus. Many … Continue reading

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Be a Thirst Quencher

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. “Give me something to drink,” Jesus says to the Samaritan Woman at the Well. “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” The tension between Judaism and the … Continue reading

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God’s Audacious Love

​​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. David Lose in his exposition of John 3:1-17 begins not with verse 16 which we have all memorized, “For God so loved the world that (God) gave his only son, so that everyone who believes … Continue reading

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God’s Good Fast

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Isaiah in the 58th Chapter is conversing with the people of Israel about fasting as a way of fulfilling the instructions of the Torah. The Prophet raises God’s questions: “Will you call this fast, a … Continue reading

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