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“See Through the Scriptures,”                                          Session 1: Course Introduction/Overview

This last week, we began a Fall series at A&M UMC:  a survey of the Christian scriptures…  for beginners and those seeking a refresher. Incorporating materials that I have used in other settings (with thanks, in part, to Lutheran pastor, Harry … Continue reading

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 8: “Showdown in Jerusalem” (Holy Week)

The video of the concluding session in our Summer “Survey of the Life of Jesus” (focused on the events of Holy Week in Jerusalem) here follows… Tempted am I to put in writing a few reflections, including some corrective comments.  … Continue reading

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 7 (Retreat [to Caesarea Philippi] and Determination [Towards Jerusalem])

This week we visited an important interlude in the Life of Jesus–a time of preparation and anticipation between his popular ministry around the Sea of Galilee… and the “showdown” which was “Holy Week.” This week’s [downloadable] student-study handout is yours … Continue reading

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 6, Parables, with an especial focus on “The Parable of the Prodigals”

The discussion was lively and meaningful at our sixth session in “A Survey of the Life of Jesus,” this last Wednesday evening–a session focused on the Parables of Jesus (and more especially “The Parable of the Prodigals”). Tempting it is to … Continue reading

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A Survey of the Life of Jesus, Session 5 (Characteristics of the Disciples)

Session 5 video here, below. Downloadable materials related to this session include: * a pdf (mentioned in the video) of Clarence Wagner’s Rendering of Jim Fleming’s Lecture on “The Seven Characteristics of the Disciples” * a pdf of Session 5 … Continue reading

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