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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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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 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 9-2-12: “No Atheists in Foxholes? Check the VA Hospital.”

This is the third sermon in a series called “iGod.” However, since the death of my son, this is gonna look a little different than the others. Jeremiah 29.11-14 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a

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SERMON from 6-3-12: “Questions My Neighbor Asked Me: Does God Have a Plan For My Life?”

Romans 12.1-3   1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you

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SERMON from 12-4-11: “The REAL Real Christmas: Xmas Redemption”

  Hosea 3.1-51   The Lord said to me again, “Go, love a woman who has a lover and is an adulteress, just as the Lord loves the people of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love raisin cakes.” 2 So I bought her for fifteen shekels of silver and a homer of barley

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SERMON from 11-6-11: “Caught Up In The Clouds”

1 Thessalonians 4.13-18 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those

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SERMON from 10-16-11: “A Fresh Anointing”

Luke 4.14-30 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the

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