Jesus offers Costly perfume for the world

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Jesus changes the concept of “costly perfume” Text: John 12: 1-8; Fifth Sunday in Lent Costly perfume, in Jesus’ time, sometimes consisted of the oily essence of a delicious flower called nard. Its pungent scent can fill a garden or a house. In today’s story, Jesus’ dear friends in Bethany threw him a big dinner. […]

How can we ‘bear fruit’?

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Practice spiritual discipline and you will Bear Fruit Text: Luke 13:1-9; Fifth Sunday in Lent If we want to bear fruit, it helps to practice some spiritual discipline. First, our Gospel story offers some harsh imagery of followers who, Jesus implies, may have failed to bear fruit. It raises plenty of questions. (The Message’s version […]

Jesus: Like a Mother Hen

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Live out God’s love today! Listen to Pastor Wong’s sermon here: Text: Luke 13:31-35 Some concerned citizens warned Jesus that Herod was after him. But Jesus had work to do in Jerusalem — the city known for killing God’s prophets. Jesus replies: “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen […]