Pentecost 16C - Luke 16:19-31

Luke 16:19–31 (NIV) 19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. 20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores 21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and

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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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