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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:    

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SERMON from 6-30-13: “The Nons, the Nones and the Buts”

On Luke 9.51-61, here is my sermon from June 30th.

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SERMON from 6-23-13: “Galatians: A Letter That Changed The World”

Until my iPad allows me to post videos of sermon length, I'm gonna be posting the video edition of my sermons in two parts.

Here is my sermon from June 23rd.

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SERMON from 6-9-13: “What Brazil Taught Me…” (parts 1 & 2)

In this message, I use my experiences in Brazil to help me preach Psalm 146. Here's part 1:

And here's part 2:

 

 

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SERMON from 5-5-13: “Those Who Love Me…” (VIDEO)

This is my first attempt to record and share a sermon on YouTube. It will not be the last.

I appreciate your patience as I tweak the sermon podcast to make it more visually and audibly appealing.

 

SERMON from 4-7-13: “The Duty of Constant Communion”

Luke 22.19 (CEB) After taking the bread and giving thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” The Duty of Constant Communion What is a sacrament? That wasn’t a rhetorical question. Can anybody tell me what a sacrament

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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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SERMON FODDER: Why do we call it “Easter?”

 

I haven't done one of these in a while. This NFTPO feature is when I share a theological thought or sermon preview that's been rolling around my noggin. I got the information for this from here.

Here's a preview of my sermon for Sunday:

Why is it called “Easter,” anyway?

Anyone know?

Well, as far as I could tell, it has to do with a German goddess. Specifically, it has to do with the Teutonic goddess of fertility and spring. Her name was “Eostra.” It is from her name that we get the name for the female hormone, “estrogen.” Well, once Constantine and the church decided to run roughshod over the indigenous people and religions of Europe, they found out about the spring goddess and assimilated the tradition into the Christian celebration of the Resurrection.

Easter eggs are actually given to us from Eostra. Since she is the goddess of fertility, the eggs came to us from her as a sign of fertility. What they still have to do with the Christian celebration of the Resurrection is beyond me?

Also beyond me, is why Cadbury Creme Eggs have to be so darned sweet. Seriously, I feel as if I'm going into a diabetic coma each time a bite into one. It hasn't stopped me from biting into them, but still…

 

See you on Sunday!

 

SERMON from 3-17-13: “I Thirst”

This is the fifth 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 23.28-29 (CEB) 28 After this, knowing that everything was already completed, in order to fulfill the scripture, Jesus said,

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