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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! 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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Jesus’ Bucket List: Greatness

Mark 10.32-45 Alexander the Great was born in the year 356 BCE.  He was the son of a powerful king – his father Phillip II.  So he inherited a strong kingdom in Greece, and one of the most powerful armies on the planet.  But it wasn’t enough.  Alexander wanted more.  So, he took that powerful […]

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Jesus’ Bucket List: Welcome

Mark 9.30-37 There are three sentences in just about every church that will get you the same reaction every time.  You know that reaction: that look of panic.  That uneasy look that belies the total terror that lies beneath.  It reminds me of the Jurassic Park movies…remember when the T-Rex comes on screen, and the […]

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Jesus’ Bucket List: Denial

Mark 8.27-38 How many of you have a “bucket list?”  Perhaps you know the phrase from a movie back in 2007 of the same name.  Even if you don’t know the movie, you probably know the concept: “the list of things that I want to do before I die.”  Experiences I want to have.  Things […]

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Prophets without Honor: Jesus

Mark 6.1-6 I want you to think about your favorite family movie.  Don’t overthink it…just pick the first one that come to your mind. Mine is…wait for it…The Godfather. It’s true!  Francis Ford Coppela’s Godfather movies are the perfect family movie!  But of course, it depends on how you define family. My guess is that […]

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Prophets without Honor: Samuel

Rev. Levi Jones, preaching I Samuel 3.1-18 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; 3 the lamp of God had […]

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Morning Prayer for Labor Sunday

9-2-18 God of work and God of wonder, On this Labor Sunday, we look at your world to see your handiwork, and we are amazed.  Your word teaches us that your creative work included moments of labor and moments of rest.  May we rejoice in the example that you have set out before us.  May […]

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