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Beatitudes For The City

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A reflection on the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-10) and response in prayer for our city, and other cities in turmoil.  Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountain and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for...

Please, Sir, I Want Some More

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Since we’re on a Charles Dickens theme at Island ECC, I couldn’t help but think of one of his most memorable lines and scenes. In the story “Oliver Twist,” Oliver and the other children at an orphanage are only fed three bowls of thin gruel (like a very watery oatmeal...

Don't Be Wowed by Power

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Power is intoxicating. It goes to your head pretty fast. The allure of power is immediate results at your whim. Healings and miracles fall in this category too. Whether we are the healer or the healed, it’s the same draw: the ability to change your reality when you want to. By this point...

Our Prophet, Priest and King

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He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to Him the throne of His Father David, and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end. Luke 1:32-33 The conversation between the angel Gabriel and Mary in...

The Whisper After the Storm

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The heavens black with clouds and wind. A great rain. A wind so strong wind that it tears the mountains and breaks rocks into pieces. Sounds like a description of Typhoon Mangkhut on Sunday but this is actually an old weather report. Really old, like from the Old Testament old. It was...

Summer Sabbath

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There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from His. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest… Hebrews 4:9-11 Ah, summer. School is out, or just about. Even if you...

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