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Stained Glass Words: Repentance

Luke 3.1-14 When I say “repent!” what do you all think?  How many of you all picture the crazy guy on the street corner, standing there with a sign that says “Repent!  The end is near!”  It has become a stock cliché, hasn’t it?  A punchline. A lot of us have the same picture in […]

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Stained Glass Words: Redemption

Luke 21.25-36 It’s survey time! Here are three Christmas messages; read all three and then pick which one is your favorite: One: O come, O come, Immanuel, and ransom captive Israel that mourns in lonely exile here until the Son of God appear. Rejoice! Rejoice! Immanuel shall come to thee, O Israel. Two: Away in […]

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Morning Prayer, November 25, 2018

A Prayer for Christ the King Sunday Sovereign Lord, we worship so many other kings:   The kings of perfection tell us we are never quite good enough. The kings of distraction keep us from the quietness and stillness that feed our soul. The kings of suspicion tell us to look over our shoulder because […]

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Responding to the Call of Change

LaMoine Tatum, FBC Intern of Youth Spiritual Formation—Luke 5:1-11 My major is Psychology w/ a minor in Christian studies. I took this class called development Psychology. And in this class we talked about the developmental stages of children. It is interesting to watch the growth of a child. They grow physically, mentally (through the literal […]

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Generosity: The Dining Room Table

Mark 12.38-44 The big day had finally arrived!  Grandma had been working for weeks on the food for the Thanksgiving meal.  She had been organizing and shopping and double-checking her list to make sure that everything would go perfectly!  She had sent grandson Zach out to the workshop to get the leaves for the dining […]

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Harmony: The Family Piano

The family worship service.  It had been the family tradition at Grandma’s house for as long as Zach could remember.  It used to be on Thanksgiving, but with the craziness of the meal and the Turkey Trot 5K and everything else, the family had settled on Wednesday night.  By the time everyone had arrived from […]

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Memory: The Photo Album

Revelation 21.1-6 Zach was the first to arrive for Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house.  He had just started college this fall about an hour away, and so it made him the geographically closest her to home, and in some ways it made him closer to her than he had been before.  He made it a point […]

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Trust Me! Communities of Trust

2 Corinthians 5.16-21 Every year in my fraternity in college, we elected a new president.  Usually, it was a non-event.  The president from the year before was running again, or there was only one person that really wanted the job!  But my senior year was different.  There were two candidates.  A senior…one who had been […]

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Trust Me! Trinitarian Trust

2 Corinthians 13.4-13 Has anyone ever had a trust problem?  Someone in your life doesn’t trust you, for one reason or another.  And try as you might, you cannot get them to trust you.  Trust is a hard thing to build, and if it is lost or suspected for any reason, it becomes even more […]

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Trust Me! The Body of Christ

I Corinthians 12.12-27 I started to notice the geese flying south for the winter last week.  It’s always a sign of winter when you see that recognizable V pattern flying through the air and hear that honking as they communicate to one another. Scientists have told us that there are a couple of reasons why […]

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