Online Bulletin

July 12

07-12-2020David Lins

Pop Quiz! Why did Jesus speak in parables?

When I was younger, I always thought the entire point of the parables was to take complicated teachings and make them understandable through the use of stories. If that was your answer, you get partial credit. Let’s take another look at the heart of this Sunday’s gospel.

“The disciples approached him and said, “Why do you speak to them in parables?” He said to them in reply, “Because knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been granted to you, but to them it has not been granted.”

Jesus used parables to as a way to make difficult teachings more understandable to those open to him, while—at the same time—confounding those whose hearts were (and are) closed to him.

How do we know this?

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Life Teen on Zoom

Jul 12, 2020: 6:00pm

Every other Sunday at 6:00pm

Life Teen meets on ZOOM for discussion & games!

ALL 9th-12th grade students areinvited. No registration required!

The Journey Continues

Jul 14, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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Life Teen on Zoom

Jul 26, 2020: 6:00pm

Every other Sunday at 6:00pm

Life Teen meets on ZOOM for discussion & games!

ALL 9th-12th grade students areinvited. No registration required!

The Journey Continues

Jul 28, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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Life Teen on Zoom

Aug 2, 2020: 6:00pm

Every other Sunday at 6:00pm

Life Teen meets on ZOOM for discussion & games!

ALL 9th-12th grade students areinvited. No registration required!

The Journey Continues

Aug 11, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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The Journey Continues

Aug 25, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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The Journey Continues

Sep 8, 2020: 4:00pm

The Journey Continues now meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month in the Teen Center at 4:00pm.

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