Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

Teaching With Authority

Posted: 1.29.20 - They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Just then there was in their synagogue a...

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Jesus Called And They Followed

Posted 1.22.20 - As Jesus passed alongside the Galilee Sea, he saw two brothers, Simon and Andrew, throwing fishing nets into the sea, for they were fishermen. “Come, follow me,” he said, “and I’ll show you how to fish for people.” Right away, they left...

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I Am Known by God

Posted 1.14.20 - O God, You know me inside and out, through and through. Everything I do, every thought that flits through my mind, every step I take, every plan I make, every word I speak, You know, even before these things happen. You know...

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The Gift of the Spirit of Jesus

Posted 1.2.20 - Have you ever seen the star? The star of guidancefor the wise men as they journeyed from the East to find Jesus;for each pilgrim through the ages who has sought to follow God’s will; ...

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Statement on the January 6 Insurrection

Last year, one of the focus issues in our work was civic engagement. We value our democracy. We value the rights of everyone to have the ability to vote. We value that every vote counts. We believe when the people speak through elections, that decision...

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Epiphany

Posted 1.2.20 - Have you ever seen the star? The star of guidancefor the wise men as they journeyed from the East to find Jesus;for each pilgrim through the ages who has sought to follow God’s will; ...

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Advent Four: Sing a New Song

Posted 12.18.20 - O sing to the Lord; O sing God a new song.For God is the Lord, and God has done wonders.So dance for our God and blow all the trumpets.O shout to our God, who gave us the SpiritFor Jesus is Lord! Amen!...

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Advent Three: What a Song!

Posted 12.11.20 - And Mary sang:I’m bursting with God-news;I’m dancing the song of my Savior God.God took one good look at me, and look what happened –I’m the most fortunate woman on earth!...

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Advent Two: Preparers Of The Way

Posted 12.4.20 - The beginning of the good news about Jesus Christ, God’s Son, happened just as it was written about in the prophecy of Isaiah: Look, I am sending my messenger before you. He will prepare your way, a voice shouting in the wilderness:...

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Hymns of Thanksgiving

Posted 11.20.20 - Hymn lyrics are like other forms of poetry. They give us images, metaphors, and understandings that can often open our spirits to a new meaning of a single word or a season of the church year. We use a lot of hymns...

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