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Reflection questions for Matthew 5:13-48: The Antitheses

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The Sermon on the MountAntithesesMatthew 5:13-48 Hypothesis: The sermon on the mount can be considered a description of the covenant between the faithful and God through the life and ministry of Jesus. Salt and Light (Matt. 5:13-16): an implication of community1. What part of the community’s relationship with God and itself do you think Jesus […]

St. John’s e-News for Aug. 12, 2018

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School Supplies – School will be starting soon. We will support Oakland Elementary School again. Their most pressing needs are: (1) disinfectant wipes; (2) bottles of hand sanitizer; (3) boys backpacks; and (4) boxes of tissue. Please purchase the supplies and bring to the Parish Hall. If you wish, you may donate money and it […]

The Beatitudes: questions for reflection

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The Beatitudes (Matthew 5:3-12) Sermon on The Mount What are some of the hazards of contextual interpretation of the Sermon on the Mount (and Scripture in general)? Is contextual interpretation of Scripture intrinsically bad or wrong? Ulrich Luz (a Swiss theologian, b. 1938) hypothesized “a tendency in the mainstream of the church to ‘domesticate’ Jesus’ […]