Monthly Archives: February 2019

“…listen to him!”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Just as they (Moses and Elijah) were leaving him (Jesus), Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and … Continue reading

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Live With No Strings Attached!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus in his sermon on the plain contrasts two ways of life: One way is based on the values of the broken old age (hate, violence, injustice, poverty). The other embodies the values of God’s Kingdom (love, peace, justice, … Continue reading

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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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