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No Obstacles to Salvation Here - Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 4B (2 Corinthians 6)

  Paul - Rembrandt 2 Corinthians 6:1-13 New Revised Standard Version 6  As we work together with him, we urge you also not to accept the grace of God in vain.  2  For he says, “At an acceptable time I have listened to you,     and on a day of salvation I have helped you.” See, now is the acceptable time; see, now is the day of salvation!  3  We are putting no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry,  4  but as servants of God we have commended ourselves in every way: through great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities,  5  beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger;  6  by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, holiness of spirit, genuine love,  7  truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left;  8  in honor and dishonor, in ill repute and good repute. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true;  9  as unknown, and yet are well known; as dying, and

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Going on Pilgrimage

I Shall Return -- A Sermon Before a Sabbatical

The Teaching office of the Bishop in a Free Church setting

Rationality or Exuberance? Both?

Delving Ever Deeper into Scripture -- God is Still Speaking

Let Us Work for Christian Unity -- Alternative Lectionary -- Proper 17 (David Ackerman)

Beware: God at Work -- Lectionary Reflection for Pentecost 14C

The Problem of Judicatories -- more thoughts on church organization