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An Antidote to Hate

Donald R.  Elly,  M. Div. Hate is, I believe, the world’s worst four letter word.  Looking it up in the dictionary I found this definition:  “to feel intense dislike, or extreme aversion or hostility.” When we truly hate someone or something, we usually want to avoid the … Continue reading

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Packing for Life on the Road (With Jesus)

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Alyce McKenize, well known preacher, really set the scene for me as I read Luke’s account of Jesus’ instructions to those sent ahead of him to every town and place where he himself intended to go.  Listen carefully … Continue reading

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Fit for the Kingdom

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Luke 9:51-62  is a turning point in Jesus’ ministry of proclaiming the Kingdom of God. Rather than continuing to provide glimpses of the Kingdom of God breaking in right now through teaching, healing and references to the … Continue reading

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Unchained! For What?

Donald  R. Elly, M. Div.  Have you ever had moments when life comes rushing at you with all its changes, or you find yourself moving from one thing to another so rapidly you can’t think clearly? Take a moment to … Continue reading

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When the Advocate Comes

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. The lessons for this Sunday provide additional teachings about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives as followers of Jesus.   Romans 5:1-5 makes reference to God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit mutually … Continue reading

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Learning from the Holy Spirit

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. We are moving into the Season of Pentecost.  Those of us connected to the Body of Christ celebrate our awareness and experience of the Holy Spirit.  This season of Pentecost has become one of my favorite and a valuable occasion for … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Final Prayer Request

Donald R. Elly, M. D Jesus, knowing  that he will be deserted and face betrayal and death utters a prayer of farewell.   Listen to these words spoken by Jesus, not just to those disciples at the Passover table then, but to us right now. “ I ask not only … Continue reading

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