Monthly Archives: September 2018

“Operating in Jesus’ Name”

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. “Do not stop him; for no one who does deeds of power in my name will be able to speak evil of me.”   With these words Jesus reminded all who claim to be his disciples … Continue reading

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Marks of God’s Reign

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. All the Gospels describe  marks of God’s reign. Jesus as Rabbi instructs us in a way of life rooted in the Torah.  Jesus’ examples of a child and servant turn the world upside down. Mark … Continue reading

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“You are the Christ!” 1

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. There are statements that define a person and they are forever remembered. Martin Luther by his words, ” Here I stand!” marked a determination to reform the Roman Catholic  Church. “You are the Christ!” is … Continue reading

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NO ESCAPE!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus cannot escape!  As the Good News embodied in himself is revealed by his actions there no place to hide. Jesus’ cousin John the Baptist has died by the command of King Herod, this appears … Continue reading

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