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Mercy, Not Sacrifice

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on February 10, 2019, called “Mercy, Not Sacrifice.” It is the fifth in a series called “Reading the Bible with Jesus.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ reference to Hosea 6:6 in Matthew 9:9-13 and 12:1-14. … Continue reading

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The Practice of Merciful Forgiveness

A sermon by Pastor Michael Pahl on April 29, 2018, called “The Practice of Merciful Forgiveness.” The sermon is a reflection on Jesus’ teaching about forgiveness in the Sermon on the Mount. Here is a written excerpt: Earlier, I said … Continue reading

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Blessed are the Merciful

Here’s the full audio of Pastor Michael’s sermon from October 22, 2017, reflecting on the fifth Beatitude in the Sermon on the Mount: And here’s a written excerpt, looking at what it means to “be merciful”: Luke’s version of the … Continue reading

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“Remember Me”

“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” The words of a thief on a cross. “Thief” isn’t really the right word, though—he was no pickpocket, no petty thief. He was a violent bandit who had, by his own … Continue reading

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