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Journey of the Cross 1: The Abandoned Tracks

I took this while on a walk with my daughter, Ella.

I Got Had On April Fool’s Day–AT CHURCH!

A very enterprising family–the Kelly’s–spearheaded a pretty funny April Fool’s joke today. They stuffed the worship bulletins with instructions for the congregation to congratulate me for various faux-accomplishments throughout the day. So, during the morning and throughout our announcement time, I would be congratulated with statements like are pictured above. I was actually upset that

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SERMON from 9-18-11: “He Will Gladly Meet You Half-Way” B2CS Sermon

Luke 15.18-23 18 I will get up and go to my father, and I will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you; 19 I am no longer worthy to be called your son; treat me like one of your hired hands. 20 So he set off and went to his

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SERMON from 9-11-11: “10 Years & 77 Times”

Matthew 18:21-35: 21 Then Peter came and said to him, Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times? 22 Jesus said to him, Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times. 23 For this reason the kingdom of heaven may be compared

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Forest UMC & Back to Church Sunday

On September 18th, 2011, the Forest United Methodist Church will be inviting the residents of Forest (and surrounding areas and everyone who wants) back to church! Considering the ever-increasing percentages of people who have stopped attending churches over the past 4 decades, it seems about time to invite them back. If you are interested, make

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SERMON from 7-31-11: “Feed Me ‘Til I Want No More”

Matthew 14:13-21 (NRSV) Feeding the Five Thousand 13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for

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SERMON from 7-24-11: “Now, Back to the Seeds”

Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52: 31 He put before them another parable: ‘The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; 32it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of

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SERMON: “The Survival of the Seeds” 7-10-11

Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23 (NRSV)1 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2 Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3 And he told them many things in parables, saying: Listen! A sower

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