Fred Redekop

our own stories

November 21, 2022 (My dad would be 106 years old today ) Good afternoon,” This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham… ” — Matthew 1:1 This gives us the end of the story in the first sentence of the Gospel. Jesus is the Messiah, the awaited person from the various …

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REAL MEN CRY

October 17, 2022Good afternoon,”… with men needing to be men, just imagine how Jesus would be treated for washing feet, weeping with others , for being single, for riding a donkey instead of a horse, for loving his enemies rather than fighting them and for telling them to put their swords away .  ” Rich Villodas This is …

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burial of our lord

October 18, 2022Good afternoon,( back to the Gospel of John )”   He [ Joseph of Arimathea ] was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds.  Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen. This was in …

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Crucified

October 12, 2022 Good afternoon, ” Jesus is dead, long live Jesus Christ “Read John 19: 31-37 Finally, the other two people on the crosses are mentioned. Jesus has died too. John ties the death of Jesus here to some Old Testament prophecy .  His legs were not broken and his side was pierced. Someone has told …

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diaster in pakistan

September 19, 2022 ( the funeral services for the Queen ) Good afternoon, Flooding in Pakistan Deaths  1508 Injured  12,758 Roads destroyed 12,718 kms Bridges destroyed 390 Houses destroyed 1,817,550 Livestock deaths  927,543 People affected 33 million These numbers are numbing. I cannot imagine what this kind of disaster looks like. It is beyond the numbers. Each of these houses wrecked are of …

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listen to your life

August 29, 2022 Good afternoon,” Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.”   Frederick Buechner David Brooks wrote about Frederick Buechner in the weekend edition of the New York Times. Last week I wrote in my blog about the influence that Buechner had on me as a person, and as a …

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