Pentecost 12C - Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1 (NIV) 11 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. After my first year at Luther Seminary (now called Australian Lutheran College) I went to Swan Reach on the Murray River in South Australia to pick apricots. The ripe fruit smelt delicious - and tasted so too. The Apricots tasted as good as they looked. We'd pick them and the best were

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Pentecost 11C - Luke 12:13-21

Luke 12:13–21(NIV) page 711 in the pew Bible 13 Someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” 15 Then He said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” 16 And He told them this parable: “The

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Pentecost 10C - Colossians 2:6-15

Colossians 2:6–15 (NIV) So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather

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Matthew 6:5-8 Sermon 4 on Prayer

Matthew 6:5–8 (NIV) “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And

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