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Eucharist and Resurrection

The Eucharist is a way of renewing my commitment to Christ and His Church. A way of saying I have been adopted into the family of God to show outwardly, what has been and continues to occur inwardly in my life. It is a profound way of saying I am a Jesus follower. I partake …

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Running To God

Three days ago, Jesus suffered and died on the cross. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” God forgives us before we repent. Jesus on the cross prays forgiveness on those who nailed him to the cross. Who put him there? We did you and me. He cried …

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The Word of Triumph

John 19:30—Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. This statement, ‘The Word of Triumph’ is theologically interpreted as the announcement of the end of the earthly life of Jesus, in anticipation for the resurrection. The will of God: that Jesus should incarnate and be exposed to …

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The Word of Distress

John 19:28: Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” This statement traditionally is called “The Word of Distress” and commonly compared and contrasted with the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan Woman at the Well in John 4. Jesus became dehydrated by the loss of blood and sweat. Having had nothing to eat or drink since the …

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The Word of Relationship

John 19:26-27: Jesus said, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” This saying is traditionally called ‘The Word of Relationship’, in it Jesus entrusts the care of his mother to the “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” This shows us how much Jesus cared for the people around him and …

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My Faith Journey

As many of you may know, I am making plans on attending Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. I am in the final stages of being accepted. The following is the essay I wrote to describe myself and what I want to study. I am sharing it, so you, dear reader will understand me and what to …

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The Eucharist and The Love of God

The Eucharist is a way of renewing my commitment to Christ and His Church. A way of saying I have been adopted into the family of God to show outwardly, what has been and continues to occur inwardly in my life. It is a profound way of saying I am a Jesus follower. I partake …

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The Good News of The Gospel

The gospel is the good news that God has not given up on the world that He is active in the world. The gospel announces that God has not given up on the world, because this world matters. This world that we call home dirt and blood and sweat and skin and light and water, …

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Beyond Church As Usual

In the Gospels, Jesus continually makes the point that salvation is not dependent on worldly status or religious observance. Jesus reveals in story after story that God purposely chooses the stranger, outcast, foreigner, sick and unclean—the wrong people—to show the limitless, unconditional, boundless nature of God’s love for everyone.  Jesus shatters the common assumption that …

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The Radical Eucharist

I have been trying to understand the Eucharist better offering my take on my learning, reflection, and contemplation of this rite of the Christian Church. The Eucharist is something that some churches do once a week, twice a month, or once a month. Many different ways of understanding this ritual of interacting with this shared …

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