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September 16, 2018       by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 8:27-35   Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.  Along the way, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?”  They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the prophets.”  And he…

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September 09, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 7:31-37   Again Jesus left the district of Tyre and went by way of Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis.  And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech impediment and begged him to lay his hand…

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September 02, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23   When the Pharisees with some scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus, they observed that some of his disciples ate their meals with unclean, that is, unwashed, hands.  For the Pharisees and, in fact, all Jews, do not eat without…

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August 26, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 6:60-69   Many of Jesus’ disciples who were listening said, “This saying is hard; who can accept it?” Since Jesus knew that his disciples were murmuring about this, he said to them, “Does this shock you?  What if you were to see the Son of Man…

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August 19, 2018     by Deacon Michael Houtchen John 6:51-58   Jesus said to the crowds: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever, and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.”   The Jews quarreled among themselves,…