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November 10, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 20:27-38 Some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection, came forward and put this question to Jesus, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us, if someone’s brother dies leaving a wife but no child, his brother must take the wife and raise up descendants for…

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November 03, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 19:1-10 At that time, Jesus came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town.  Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because…

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October 27, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke18:9-14 Jesus addressed this parable to those who were convinced of their own righteousness and despised everyone else.  “Two people went up to the temple area to pray; one was a Pharisee, and the other was a tax collector.  The Pharisee took up his position and spoke…

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October 20, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 18:1-8 Jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.  He said, “There was a judge in a certain town who neither feared God nor respected any human being.  And a widow in that town used to come…

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October 13, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 17:11-19 As Jesus continued his journey to Jerusalem, he traveled through Samaria and Galilee. As he was entering a village, ten lepers met him.  They stood at a distance from him and raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master!  Have pity on us!”  And when he saw…