Pentecost 16C - 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 father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow Me cannot be My disciple. 28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you

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Pentecost 15C - Luke 14:1,7-14

Luke 14:1, 7–14(NIV) 14 One Sabbath, when Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent Pharisee, He was being carefully watched. When He noticed how the guests picked the places of honour at the table, He told them this parable: “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honour, for a person more distinguished than you may have been invited. If so, the host

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Pentecost 14C - Isaiah 58:9b-14

Isaiah 58:9b–14(NIV) “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10 and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11 The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land

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Pentecost 13C - Luke 12:49-53

Cloud Connect Feeling the difference: Hearing the Support 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

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