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Nathanael of Cana

John 2.1-11 Nathanael of Cana sat in the early morning darkness, watching the waves of the Sea of Tiberias quietly splash up on the side of the boat.  He and the other disciples sat in silence together, as they had done more than once over the last weeks.  He felt the waves take the boat […]

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Simon and Simon

Acts 8.14-25 How many of you remember the old 80’s TV show Simon and Simon?  It was about a duo of private investigators (like an inordinate number of 80’s TV shows for some reason.)  But the gimmick is that they were brothers…who were different than each other.  It was a spin on the old “Odd […]

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Star of Wonder. Star of Light.

Matthew 2 (1-12) Welcome to the New Year!  As the page turns on 2018 and 2019 begins, maybe you have had the same experience that I have had.  In social media, and perhaps media in general, it feels like at the end of the year, everyone asks the same question: What went wrong?  Think about […]

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New Year, New You: Transforming Resolutions

John 1:1-18 Common English Bible (CEB) 1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. 2 The Word was with God in the beginning. 3 Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being. What came into being 4 through […]

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Stained Glass Words: Annunciation

Luke 1.26-55 What are you afraid of? This is the question that the researchers at Chapman University ask each year, and they answer that question with survey results that they publish.  Take a look at this year’s and see if you relate. Corruption of government officials Pollution of oceans, rivers and lakes Pollution of drinking […]

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Stained Glass Words: Salvation

Isaiah 11.1-6 and 12.1-6 How many of you have used a power washer before?  They are awesome, aren’t they?  I love it when I have a house project that calls for a power washer.  For those who haven’t used one, put that on your list for life goals. If you don’t know what I am […]

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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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