Tag: Jesus

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 from 1-6-13: “A Fresh Start: Taking God With You”

John 8.1-11 (CEB) 8And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. 3The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, 4they said to

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SERMON: Series Part 1 “John Wesley on The 2012 Election”

Mark 12.17 17 Jesus said to them, “Give to the emperor the things that are the emperor’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” And they were utterly amazed at him. John Wesley on The 2012 Election We are beginning a four-week sermon series on John Wesley.  We are going to look at what

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SERMON from 10-14-12: ‘We Must Be The Change We Hope To See In The World’ (from the series ‘Bumper Sticker Theology’)

  James 1.22-25   22 But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. 23 For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; 24 for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they

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SERMON from 5-12-12: “I AM the Light of the World”

John 8.12-20   12 Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” 13 Then the Pharisees said to him, “You are testifying on your own behalf; your testimony is not valid.” 14 Jesus answered, “Even

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Journey of the Cross 7: Even in the Gutter

 

 

 

The rain gutter outside our hotel room in Dayton, OH.

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Journey of the Cross 3: Angus t

 

I don’t care much for animals living in my home, but he’s okay. Here he is with the cross…

SERMON from 4-29-12: “I AM the Good Shepherd”

John 10.11-18 11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 The hired hand, who is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away—and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 The hired hand

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