Table Talks tagged with ‘2013’

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Joy: I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy (Where?) (10/20/13)


Psalm 16/ Psalm 98 The Psalmist proclaims that life lived with God produces a glad heart, a rejoicing soul, and a secure body. Vs. 11 – God shows the path of life: In God’s presence there is fullness of joy. We are ALWAYS in God’s presence! How might we realize, acknowledge, and rejoice in the […]

Joy: The Best Medicine (10/13/13)


Luke 17:11-19 Thinking and living without gratitude robs us of potential joy, and lim-its our ability to thrive. Take these 10 men living with leprosy: All 10 were “cleansed.” I take that to mean that the physical effects of their disease were sufficiently removed such that they were ritually clean. This seems to be why […]

Love: There, but for Grace…? (9/29/13)


Luke 16:19-31 John Bradford, a 16th century official at St. Paul’s cathedral, is supposed to have said, as he saw, from his own prison cell in the Tower of London, a group of prisoners being led off to their executions: “There, but for the Grace of God, goes John Bradford.” That has now morphed into […]

Love: All Means All (9/22/13)


1 Timothy 2:1-7 Here in chapter 2 of 1 Timothy we are reminded of God’s desire (see vs. 4: Greek translates variously to “wants”, “wishes”, “wills”, “desires”) for all people to be saved. This is expressed clearly in vs. 1 (where, be-cause of God’s desire, Timothy (and we) are admonished to pray for all). Some […]