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Getting Lost in the Weeds

I should have left well enough alone. I read through the whole article, but that’s where I made my mistake…I opened the Comments section.  Usually a mistake. You know what I am talking about, right?  Online articles often include space to comment about the article afterwards.  It is often anonymous, and can get pretty harsh.  […]

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Water Walking

Rev. Jon Good — Matthew 14:22-23 22 Immediately he made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but […]

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Need More Followers?!?

Rev. Julie Robinson — Matthew 9:35-38 35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without […]

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The Parable of the Listeners

Rev. Dr. Paul Stevens — Mark 4:1-9 Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. 2 He began to teach them many things in […]

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Right Where God Wants You

Rev. Cheryl Harader — Romans 6:1-11 6 What then are we to say? Should we continue in sin in order that grace may abound? 2 By no means! How can we who died to sin go on living in it? 3 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized […]

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Laughing at God

Genesis 18.1-15 David and Lisa looked down at the pregnancy test.  A minus sign.  Again. David’s eyes filled with tears.  Lisa didn’t have any tears left. He went down in the basement, and she went to go sit on the porch swing by herself to collect her thoughts.  They had tried for so long.  They […]

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The Great Promise

Matthew 28.16-20 “It’s Trinity Sunday, but people who have cancer probably do not care.”  That quote by Dr. Steven P. Eason I read this week jolted me into reality. He continues… “This is Trinity Sunday, but those young couples who cannot get pregnant probably do not care either…the family dealing with the wayward teenager, the […]

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Waiting for Batman

Acts 2.1-21 John 20.19-23 One of my favorite guilty pleasures is superhero movies.  I have never been one for comic books (pardon me, graphic novels, as they are called now).  But I am a sucker for a good comic book superhero movie.  Wonder Woman.  Captain America.  Iron Man.  Superman.  Ever since the days of the […]

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So That They May Be One, As We Are One

John 17.1-11 It had been a hard year for “Coffee. Conversation. Carl.”  The monthly Bible study and conversation group had met at the home of octogenarian Carl for years.  Each month, an eclectic mix of Christians – and those curious about the faith – had gathered on Tuesday evenings in Carl’s living room to talk […]

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Preach the Gospel: Use Words

Our sermon series has spent a lot of time exploring why people walk away from the Church.  It has been pretty heavy on numbers and statistics, but not today.   Because I would argue that the most depressing part is not numbers, but names.  Not statistics, but stories.  Because my guess is that for each of […]

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