Pentecost 5A - Genesis 1:1 The Augsburg Confession Article One "God"

Genesis 1:1 (NIV) 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.             When asked to introduce yourself on a Marae it is appropriate to respond with a Mihimihi, a basic introduction to let people know a little about yourself - where you are from and how you fit into the world, who you are and your link to the land and your genealogy.             For example, I might say

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Augsburg Confession (Pentecost 3A - Matthew 10:26-33

St Matthew 10:26-33 (NIV) 26 “So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known. 27 What I tell you in the dark, speak in the daylight; what is whispered in your ear, proclaim from the roofs. 28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul

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Pentecost 2A - Genesis 18:1-15

Genesis 18:1-15 (NIV) 18 The Lord appeared to Abraham near the great trees of Mamre while he was sitting at the entrance to his tent in the heat of the day. 2 Abraham looked up and saw three men standing nearby. When he saw them, he hurried from the entrance of his tent to meet them and bowed low to the ground. 3 He said, “If I have found favour in your eyes, my lord, do not pass your

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Trintiy A (Penteost 1A) - John 7:37-39

John 7:37–39 (NIV84) 37 On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38 Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39 By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given,

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