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November 18, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 13:24-32   Jesus said to his disciples: “In those days after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.   “And…

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November 11, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 12:41-44   Jesus sat down opposite the treasury and observed how the crowd put money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums.  A poor widow also came and put in two small coins worth a few cents.  Calling his disciples to himself, he…

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November 04, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 12:28b-34   One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” Jesus replied, “The first is this: Hear, O Israel!  The Lord our God is Lord alone!  You shall love the Lord your God with all your…

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October 28, 2018    by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 10:46-52   As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus, sat by the roadside begging.  On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, son of David,…

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October 21, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 10:35-45   James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”  He replied, “What do you wish me to do for you?”  They answered him, “Grant that in…