5-Point Friday: May 18, 2018

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Acts 2:1-13 What is happening in this Scripture? This is the fulfillment of Jesus’ last words to his disciples before ascending into Heaven. Jesus promised to leave them with the Holy Spirit. Often we think about the Holy Spirit as the sustainer or the comforter, which is true, but…

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5-Point Friday, May 11, 2018

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Acts 1:6-11 What is happening in this scripture? This is the story of Jesus’ ascension into Heaven. Throughout the Gospels, we learned more about who Jesus is and what his mission was while he was here on earth. Then, on Easter, we witness the resurrection of Christ. So, for…

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5-Point Friday, May 4, 2018

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John 20:24-31 What’s Happening in this Scripture? This is a familiar text for many of us: it’s about a week after Jesus was crucified and then rose from the dead. Thomas seems a bit left out because most of the other disciples have already seen Jesus’ return, but he…

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5-Point Friday

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Galatians 3:1-5 What is happening in this scripture? This is a portion of the letter that Paul wrote to the Churches of Galatia. Paul is writing to a group of churches who are being visited by missionaries that came in behind Paul and are preaches a different way to…

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5-Point Friday

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Matthew 7:7-11 What is happening in this passage? Matthew 7:7-11 occurs in the midst of the Sermon on the Mount, the first of five collections of Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel according to Matthew. This section of the sermon highlights God’s response to our earnest efforts to seek out…

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5-Point Friday

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Matthew 7:24-28 The Gospel according to Matthew The Gospel according to Matthew was likely written between the years 75-100 CE. It was written after the Gospel according to Mark, so that’s why we see so many of the same stories in each of these Gospels, yet Matthew introduces the…

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5 Point Friday 12JAN18

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James 2:1-18 What is happening in this scripture? James is writing against partiality: thinking some are better than others. He uses the example of honoring the rich over the poor. James seeks highlights that partiality is a violation of God’s law, the law of liberty. James then takes this…

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