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Reflection of the Week (Matthew 17, ESV)  “And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. 2 And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. 3 And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking … More Reflections

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Reflection of the Week (Matthew 14, ESV) Matthew 14 begins with the grotesque and thankfully short story of the beheading of John the Baptizer and is quickly followed by the account of Jesus’ miraculous feeding of the five thousand. In between, however, a telling sentence bridges the two experiences: “Now when Jesus heard this [that … More Reflections

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Reflection of the Week (Matthew 8, ESV) When Jesus rebukes the storm and brings the raging sea of Galilee to a “great calm,” the disciples who are with him in the boat “marvel” and ask, “’What sort of man is this, that even the winds and sea obey him?’” (v27). Such inexplicable authority leaves them … More Reflections

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Reflection of the Week (Matthew 3-4, ESV) The reading for this week from the gospel according to Matthew, records the launch of Christ’s missional work here on earth.  As we believers seek to fulfill in the unique ministries God has destined for each of us, we can be safely guided by the footsteps that mark … More Reflections