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Pentecost Sunday 2018

A few years ago, I was talking to a Lutheran friend from Toledo on the phone on the Sunday afternoon of Pentecost. I asked how Pentecost worship went at their church that morning. He replied he had attended but had not realized it was Pentecost Sunday. I was amazed. I told them that whatever else Messiah got out of the service on Pentecost Sunday, they would leave with the clear knowledge it was Pentecost Sunday. Continue reading Pentecost Sunday 2018

Mark 9:30-50, Teaching for Leaders in the Church

Mark 9:30-50

They went on from there and passed through Galilee. He did not want anyone to know it; 31for he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, ‘The Son of Man is to be betrayed into human hands, and they will kill him, and three days after being killed, he will rise again.’ 32But they did not understand what he was saying and were afraid to ask him.

    • When else have the disciples been afraid? How are misunderstanding and fear related?

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