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The Power of Love

Luke 4:21-30 Speaking prophetic words doesn’t insure popularity. Jesus was often rejected when he preached the gospel of good news. He cites the text of the prophet Isaiah to tell his friends in Nazareth, people he has known all his life, about his call to bring good news to the poor, release to the captives, freedom to the oppressed, and sight to the blind. This scripture is fulfilled in your hearing, Jesus says. This news takes the people of Nazareth…

Right Relationship with God

Colossians 2:6-15 Scripture has merit when read piecemeal, isolated from it context; but new worlds of understanding and application open when we gain an appreciation for the life situation of the original author and audience. This letter is written in response to a “Colossian heresy.” Although the scholars differ on specifics, certain issues are clear: Some in the Colossian church adhered to a kind of mysticism that questioned the completeness of Christ’s revelation. The  writer emphasizes that Jesus fully embodied…