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Transfiguration Sunday: Listen!

Luke 9.28-43 It’s 11:00 on Sunday morning, and the churches of Church Row in the middle of downtown are all filling up quickly.  Across the street from each other are two congregations who are having a very different experience on this Sunday morning. On one side of the street is Devotion and Emotion Bible Church.  […]

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A Great Work

Philippians 1.5-6 by LeAundra Stewart-Boyice, guest preacher for Martha Stearns Marshall Sunday. (Apologies to LeAundra for the misspelling of Boyice in the video overlay.) Philippians 1: 5-6 reads, “In view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a […]

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Unanswered Prayers: Theology

Job 38.1-11 It is a familiar scene, perhaps one that has happened in your own home.  A young child is ready to go to bed, has had her nighttime story and a glass of milk.  She says her prayers and sits quietly for a moment as she thinks.  Then with big, innocent eyes, she looks […]

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Unanswered Prayers: Abandonment

Job 23.1-9 Today is the second in our series on Unanswered Prayers.  True confession time.  How many of you saw the title and the first thing you thought of was Garth Brooks?  His song, Unanswered Prayers, written along with Patrick Alger and Larry Bastian, is probably the best known cultural reference to the topic. But […]

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Unanswered Prayers: Health

Job 1.1, 2.1-10 What I first noticed was the crowd of people. They had made the hospital waiting room their home away from home.  Every seat was taken.  Senior adults, children, and everyone in between filled up almost all of the space in the room.  There were coolers full of food.  There were piles of […]

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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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