Today Jesus asks his disciples, “But who do you say that I am?” Jesus describes himself as the one who invites us to deny ourselves, take up the cross and follow him. Our lives of discipleship to Jesus become our living confession of him as the Lord of our lives in service to others.

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Tom Eure and Amelia Osborne of Morning Star, Matthews, are excited to share an original song and music video specifically for use on God’s work. Our hands. Sunday—and any other time, too! The song, “Love Compels Us To,” is combined with 86 feet of artwork to make a beautiful Crankie Collaboration. It includes not only […]

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James writes that God has chosen the poor in the world to be rich in faith, saying to stop showing favoritism in the assembly by treating the rich with more honor than the poor. Psalm 146 echoes this saying that God watches over the stranger, orphan and widow. Jesus models a life of faith and […]

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Peter’s confession, “Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life,” speaks loud and clear in today’s context. We are surrounded by words in our communities, nation and world – words of selfishness, conflict and war. In the midst of our divided world and its loyalties, Peter reminds us that only […]

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The entire Bible witnesses to gaining wisdom and walking in the way of insight, peace and reconciliation. Jesus is the living bread of heaven through whom we have eternal life. Partaking of him in the bread and the wine we abide in Jesus and he in us, growing in wisdom so that our lives embody […]

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Jesus says that the bread he gives for the life of the world is his flesh, and whoever eats this bread has eternal life now and will be raised on the last day. The Bible witnesses to the God who sent manna to the Israelites and who sustained Elijah as he fled for his life. […]

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Apparently not satisfied by Jesus’ feeding of thousands, some who were there press him for a sign of his power; perhaps it is a daily manna they want. As always in John’s gospel when people want a sign, Jesus offers himself. He is the bread come from heaven to give life to the world. He […]

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Today is the first of five Sundays with gospel readings from John 6, the first four of which focus on Jesus as bread of life. Today Jesus feeds thousands of people with five loaves and two fish. What we have, what we bring to Jesus’ table, seems like it is not nearly enough to meet […]

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