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SERMON from 7-21-13: ‘Church Goes to the Movies: Luther’

My sermon from 7-21-13 on Amos 8.1-12

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SERMON from 7-7-13: “Church Goes to the Movies: ‘Secondhand Lions'”

This is the first in a four-part sermon series called “Church Goes to the Movies.” Part 1:   Part 2:    

SERMON from Easter Sunday 2013: Last Words From The Road to Emmaus

Luke 24.13-23 (CEB) On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey. They were prevented from recognizing him. He said

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Communion Should Be Observed Every Week: A Young Seminarian’s Thoughts

In case this seems a redundant theme for me to cover, you are right. I preached a sermon series on John Wesley last fall, and here's the transcript. I've felt convicted (a side-effect from my Church of God days) about the issue of communion ever since this sermon. According to Wesley, “…it is the duty

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SERMON from 2-24-13: “Last Words From The Cross: Behold Your Son”

This is the second of a seven-part series for the Lenten and Easter season. I got the idea from my father-in-law, who serves as Senior Pastor at Mesa First United Methodist Church, downtown Mesa, Arizona. John 19.25-27 25Jesus' mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene stood near the cross.

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SERMON from 2-17-13: “Last Words From The Cross: ‘Father, Forgive Them…'”

This is the first of a seven-part series for the Lenten and Easter season. I got the idea from my father-in-law, who serves as Senior Pastor at Mesa First United Methodist Church, downtown Mesa, Arizona. Luke 23.32-34 (CEB) 32They also led two other criminals to be executed with Jesus. 33When they arrived at the place

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SERMON from 1-20-13: “Dealing With Disappointment”

This is the 3rd installment of a 4-part series. Check my archives for the previous sermons. Mark 4.35-41 (CEB) 35Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let's cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats

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SERMON from 1-13-13: “A Fresh Start: Fitting In”

1 Corinthians 12.12.31 Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we all were

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SERMON FODDER: Where God Chooses To Be

I haven't done one of these in a while. I take the opportunity to share a thought or passage from my weekly sermon preparation. This week, we are beginning a sermon series entitled, “A Fresh Start.” It comes from an idea that UM Communications put out for use as a fall 2013 kick-off. I have

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SERMON from 11-18-12: John Wesley on Salvation

Ephesians 2.8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.   John Wesley on Salvation   The same thing can happen whether you are enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate, having a holiday wassail–maybe enhanced with something from Mr. Jack

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