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Preach the Gospel: Come and See

John 1.35-46 Joanie glanced at her phone and realized how late it was getting.  The table of friends at Free State had not even thought about breaking up for the night, but she knew she had to go.  She stood to leave, explaining, “the youth at First Baptist are going to be looking for their […]

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Preach the Gospel: Serve Others

Luke Chapter 14 Blogger Sam Eaton recently wrote an article about the lack of millennials in the church.  He is not the first; you can find a thousand perspectives on the internet today on what he points out as a painful reality.  According to a recent study: Only 2 in 10 Americans under 30 believe […]

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Should I Stay or Should I Go?

John 20.1-18 Ours is a world that has become pretty skilled at running away. We are always running off to the next distraction… …running away because the conversation has become uncomfortable or the relationship has become hard… …running back to the good old days because we remember them as better or easier or safer. There […]

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Whom Are You Looking For?

A reading from theologians Annie Lennox and David Allan Stewart: Sweet dreams are made of this. Who am I to disagree? I travel the world and the seven seas. Everybody’s looking for something. The 1983 hit from the British pop band known as the Eurythmics speaks a powerful word about human nature: “Everybody’s looking for […]

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Prayer on a Tuesday: By the Water Cooler

The water cooler bubbled in the corner of the break room as Bob walked in.  He was looking for a quiet place to pray. His Bible study group at the Baptist church had covenanted together to add a Lenten Rule – a spiritual practice throughout the forty days of Lent that helped them to prepare […]

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