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The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess

The Appropriate Response

John 3:14-21

4th Sunday in Lent - Year B

March 15, 2015

The Rev. Dr. J. Bennett Guess (UCC)

Today's lectionary passage from the Gospel of John begins in the wrong place, because for us to really discuss it, we will need to back up a few verses. The beginning of the third chapter of John is the better place to start, for there we meet a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a leader of the Jews, coming to Jesus in the privacy of night, saying to him in astonishment, "Rabbi, we know you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one can perform these signs that you do, apart from the presence of God."

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The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler

Where Were You Born?

John 3:7-8

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

February 17, 2008

The Very Rev. Samuel G. Candler (TEC)

Does it make a difference whether you were born in South Carolina or in California? Does your place of birth affect your personality? Does it tell others something valuable or essential about who you are?

Most of us would answer this question, "Yes, of course it does." We often use a person's place of birth as a kind of tag, a handy label, which we can use to identify the way he thinks or the way she acts. We notice where a person was born, and we call her a native South Carolinian, or we call him a native Californian.

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