St Matthew (Pentecost 15C) Year C - Matthew 9:9

Matthew 9:9 (NIV) As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow Me,” He told him, and Matthew got up and followed Him.        When I started my theological studies in North Adelaide at Lutheran Seminary there was a fellow student who started at the same time. He had been working at the Australian Taxation Office in Adelaide before

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Pentecost 14C - Luke 15:1-10

St Luke 15:1- 10 (NIV)  15       Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This Man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost

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Pentecost 13C - Luke 14:25-33

Luke 14:25-33 (NIV) 25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them He said: 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be My disciple. 27 And anyone who does not carry his cross and follow Me cannot be my disciple. 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not

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Pentecost 10C - Luke 12:49-56

Luke 12:49–56 (NIV) 49 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They

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