Monthly Archives: February 2019

Empowered to Bless

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Luke 6:17-26, called the Sermon on the Plain, describes those who are blessed as members of God’s Kingdom.  Luke’s sermon is in direct contrast to Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount.   Entering the final Sundays of Epiphany, Luke reveals … Continue reading

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Simon Peter’s Epiphany

Donald R. Elly, M. Div.  I’ve most often seen this encounter of Jesus with Simon as  a “call” story in which Jesus is calling the disciples to become his pupils and he will be their rabbi.  However, there is no call. Luke describes a … Continue reading

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