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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Proper 10

Paul writes to the Ephesians:

In [Jesus] we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Heaven and earth seem about as far apart as things can get. Things in heaven are holy. Things on earth are dirty and corrupt. Yet God’s Holy Word them united. United in the person and work of Jesus. The gifts of Jesus’ all paying sacrifice make God’s will known to you: You are united to the holiness of heaven itself in the cross of Jesus.

These Seeds of Faith have been sown by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Bridgeport, NE. I’m Pastor Allen Strawn.

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