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2018-02-18 Santa Clara Nazarene

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This past week was Ash Wednesday, which makes today the first Sunday of Lent. In the Revised Common Lectionary, the Old Testament reading for today is from the Old Testament story of Moses. So I will use this story as the base for today's message.

Prayer Time

I did a short teachable moment just before prayer time using a writing from Saint Francis of Assisi:

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart.

May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so that you may tirelessly work for justice, freedom, and peace among all people.

May God bless you with the gift of tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation, or the loss of all that they cherish, so that you may reach out your hand to comfort them and transform their pain into joy.

May God bless you with enough foolishness to believe that you really can make a difference in this world, so that you are able, with God’s grace, to do what others claim cannot be done.

You can find more tips about prayer at  Prayer-time Tips for All

Today's sermon

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