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1/12/2020 Sermon by Becca Griffin, Brookmeade Congregational, UCC, Nashville, TN

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Thesis: Remembering or Memory grounds us as we act in faith (the reality of what our memories give us evidence for) in the kin-dom of God

Readings for the liturgical calendar today:  
Isaiah 1:1, 10-20; Heb11:1

Words of Meditations: 
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 "Love either is or it ain't; Thin love ain't love at all."
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Sermon: “A Good Samaritan

Sermon based on the text from Luke 10:27-35, the story often called “the Good Samaritan” reinterpreted with  references from Miguel De La Torre (The People’s Bible), AJ Levine (Jewish Annotated New Testament), NRSV Study Bible, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and dedicated to all who suffer from injustice, prejudice, racism, deportation, being separated from parents and children and family and friends and home, to those whose voices aren’t heard, to children crying and their mothers and fathers, sisters, brothers grandmothers and grandfathers, and those busting their asses to make life accessible to all. 

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