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September 15, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 15:1-32 Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and scribes began to complain, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”  So to them he addressed this parable.  “What man among you having a hundred sheep and…

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September 08, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 14:25-33 Great crowds were traveling with Jesus, and he turned and addressed them, “If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.  Whoever does not carry his own…

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September 01, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 14:1, 7-14 On a Sabbath, Jesus went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully.  He told a parable to those who had been invited, noticing how they were choosing the places of honor at…

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August 25, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 13:22-30 Jesus passed through towns and villages, teaching as He went and making his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?”  He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I tell you, will attempt to…

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August 18, 2019 by Deacon Michael Houtchen Gospel Luke 12:49-53 Jesus said to his disciples: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!  There is a baptism with which I must be baptized and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!  Do you think…