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In order to understand the amazing life-changing moment of grace in this parable we must begin with some math.  Here’s the parable in a nutshell:  One man owed a large debt to a king – 10,000 talents – a debt that was cancelled and forgiven.  That same man refused to forgive the much smaller debt – 100 denari — of his neighbor.  I’m assuming most of us aren’t too familiar with the exchange rates of talents and denari to US dollars, but doing the math helps us understand Jesus’ story more fully.

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“Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

 

Today we kick off another year of ministry here at church.  It’s energizing for me – for all of us!  I love it when the regular, familiar routine of Sunday School and Bible study and Wednesday nights and choir and Grace Groups all get started again.

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