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We pray the reflections below will help you in finding renewed life.

Oramos las reflexiones a continuación le ayudarán en la búsqueda de una vida renovada.

The Rev. Joe Parrish
New York, NY
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12/8/2019

Hot, Hot, Hot

John the Baptist asks for repentance and declares that a greater one than he is coming to baptize with the Holy Spirit and a fire that never ends.

Series: 2 Advent (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Second Sunday of Advent, Year A

Passage: Matthew 3 1-12

Language: English

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12/1/2019

Uh, oh

Christ calls us to be ready.

Series: 1 Advent (A)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: First Sunday of Advent (A)

Passage: Matthew 24 36-44

Language: English

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11/24/2019

Some last words

Only Christ keeps his calmness at his death, offering forgiveness for all who do not know what they are doing, and giving a free transit with him to Paradise to those who ask. Whom can we influence to take Jesus ticket?

Series: Proper 29 (C), Christ the King

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 29, Year C, Christ the King

Passage: Luke 23 33-43

Language: English

Types of shock

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11/17/2019

Our heart, and kidneys: is now, forever?

Life is often shorter than we think. Confidence--in knowing when the end will be--is misplaced, as only God knows. Christ told us to be prepared, to be ready. For it is when we take our lives as gifts only God can give, and give God thanksgiving, can we offer ourselves fully back to God. Medicine can give some answers, but only God can give solutions.
“When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind.”
C. S. Lewis

Series: Proper 28 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 28, Year C

Passage: Luke 21 5-19

Language: English

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11/10/2019

One love

Weddings are formed for this life only, but in many ways they reflect how we evaluate life in general, and what we value, and what we take as ultimate concerns. If Christ is on the throne of our lives, then we can remove our sometimes petty issues about our spouses and focus on how we are witnesses to others about the love Christ has for our world.

Series: Proper 27 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 27, Year C

Passage: Luke 20 27-38

Language: English

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10/27/2019

Did we get Jesus' twist?

Jesus’ proclamation is that we only find favor in God’s sight by being humble before God.

Series: Proper 25 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 25, Year C

Passage: Luke 18 9-14

Language: English

\"How firm a foundation\"

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10/20/2019

Don't give up; keep on keeping on

The poor widow represents many around us who have needs beyond their reach. They often cry out to us. May we be the listening ears and open hearts to help others who cannot help themselves.

Series: Proper 24 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 24, Year C

Passage: Luke 18 1-8

Language: English

Remember someone today

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10/13/2019

Turning back to God

Jesus saved the one who returned to thank him after being healed.

Series: Proper 23 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 23, Year C

Passage: Luke 17 11-19

Language: English

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10/6/2019

Tiny faith, big results

Mustard seed faith moves mountains. What even small things we do for others will bring enormous results with the power of the Holy Spirit on our side.

Series: Proper 22 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 22, Year C

Passage: Luke 17 5-10

Language: English

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8/25/2019

Impertinence towards Disease

Jesus came to save us and to heal us now, individually, and as worshipers of him and his Heavenly Father. Jesus died on a cross to remind us of his gift of new life for us.

Series: Proper 16 (C)

Speaker: Rev. Joe Parrish

Topic: Proper 16, Year C

Passage: Luke 13 10-17

Language: English

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