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Archive for May, 2020

  • June 28. 2020

    “Abraham and Meeting the Test”

    Year A - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

    Among the best-known stories of the Old Testament is the account of Abraham’s near sacrifice of Isaac. Yet scarcely did I realized what an impact it would make upon me when I first read the story in Hebrew as a seminary student, Light bulbs of revelation began flashing in my head and I could hardly […]

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  • June 21, 2020

    “Desperate and Calling for Help”

    June 21, 2020—Year A: Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Have you ever felt a sense of despair? Have you ever thought that everyone, even your closest friends, had seemingly turned against you? Have you ever wondered—when you were trying to do God’s will—why everything went haywire? Have you ever considered that even God may have abandoned you? Have you ever pled that the Lord […]

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  • June 14, 2020

    “Anxiety and Learning the Way of God”

    Year A - June 14, 2020—Proper 6 (11) Second Sunday after Pentecost

    Whether we like it or not there may come times for any and all humans when we experience points of desperation. They may involve concerns over health, frustrations over unrealized expectations, attacks from unexpected sources, outright threats to what we hold dear, even the potential loss of our very lives. In such times our hopes […]

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  • June 7, 2020

    “The Magnificent God and what is Trinity Sunday?”

    June 7, 2020—Trinity Sunday; First Sunday after Pentecost

    Today is Trinity Sunday, the Sunday after Pentecost. While most Protestant churches focus their Church Calendar celebrations primarily on Advent, Christmas, Easter and perhaps on Lent and Pentecost, there are other important dates in the historic calendar to which Christians should at least give attention. One of those days relates to the Triune God, a […]

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  • May 31, 2020

    "The Wind That Blew the Walls Down"

    Year A: Day to Pentecost

    Several years ago, a team of six people from our church traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to help rebuild houses and lives torn apart by the tornadoes that left behind a trail of destruction there.  Even though it had been a year since the tornadoes wreaked havoc there, and a lot of clean-up and rebuilding had […]

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  • May 24, 2020


    Year A: Seventh Sunday of Easter

    The manifesto of the Cloud Appreciation Society states that “We believe that clouds are unjustly maligned.” I bet you didn’t even know there was such an organization as the Cloud Appreciation Society. I didn’t either until I started preparing for this sermon. Someone has counted that the word “cloud” occurs 107 times in the Bible […]

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