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Twelve years ago, back in the day when I preached from a written manuscript, I preached on the Gospel text appointed for this coming Sunday.

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Back in the day when I wrote a full manuscript for my Sunday sermon, I preached on John 14:1-14 (this Sunday’s Gospel reading) on a visit to Winnipeg, Manitoba. It is not the same sermon I will preach this coming Sunday. But, I am glad to see it is not entirely embarrassing from my current perspective.

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People want power. When we cannot have power ourselves, we at least want to be connected to people who have power.

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It has been nine weeks since I last posted on John’s Gospel (see March 20, 2012 https://inaspaciousplace.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/john-660-71-granted-by-the-father/). This morning seems a good time to resume looking at John.

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It is tempting in any spiritual tradition to pick and choose, taking those parts we like and leaving behind the aspects of the teaching we find difficult or challenging.

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It is easy to miss the subtle but essential shift in scenery and audeince that takes place in John 6:41.

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Sometimes life feels like hard work. There are days that start early, end late, and involve quite a bit of running around in between.

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It is a curious little incident sandwiched between Jesus’ miraculous feeding of a huge crowd and his lengthy discourse on the nature of true bread.

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Jesus would not have made an effective politician.

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The opening of John chapter 6 marks a radical departure in location from the end of chapter 5.

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