B120- Easter 6 (John 15:9-17, Acts 10:44-48)

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B120- Easter 6 (John 15:9-17, Acts 10:44-48)
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The readings this week invite us to reflect on change, the role of the Holy Spirit, and Jesus’ commandment to love. Acts 10:44-48 narrates the “gentile pentecost”, the delightful interruption of the Holy Spirit who falls upon everyone while Peter is speaking. This is the fourth pouring out of the Spirit in Acts, this time…

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B109 – Lent 1 (Gen 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15)

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B109 - Lent 1 (Gen 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15)
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Echoes from the first creation story ring throughout Genesis 9 as God establishes a renewed covenant with Noah and ‘every living creature’. We note the emphasis on God being the main player in this covenant; there is nothing expected of Noah or creation, except to receive God’s faithfulness. God’s faithfulness is in remembering God’s people.…

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A109 – Epiphany 2: John 1:29-42 with Dorothy Lee

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A109 - Epiphany 2: John 1:29-42 with Dorothy Lee
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Dorothy Lee joins Robyn and Fran to discuss John 1:29-42 and baptism by the Holy Spirit. Desire, identity, invitational evangelism, sin, and purpose are discussed in relation write papers to this passage. We also unpack the theology associated with the title “Lamb of God” for Jesus. Dorothy Lee is author of The Gospels Speak: Addressing…

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A108 – Baptism of the Lord in Matthew 3:13-17

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A108 - Baptism of the Lord in Matthew 3:13-17
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Why does Jesus come to John for a “baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins”? And, how is Jesus’ baptism similar or different to our own? What does baptism mean for our identity? In this episode Fran and Robyn discuss Jesus’ baptism as presented in Matthew 3. We suggest theĀ  water is not the…

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