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  • March 15, 2020

    “The Sequence of Suffering”

    Year A – Third Sunday in Lent

    “We also boast in our sufferings.” Let that sit in your ear for a moment. It’s so counterintuitive, so contrary to common sense, and so offbeat with the regular rhythms of human reason that we need a second to let it soak in. Paul has just declared that Christ brings us peace and we boast […]

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  • June 30, 2019

    “Called to Liberty”

    Year C – Third Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 8 (13)

    Freedom – let it ring out to all people.  Freedom is a precious word, one that I cherish so very much.  All people do not know the freedom that we have in America.  America was founded on the very premise of liberty.  Our forefathers struggled and fought against oppression, tyranny, and the harsh hand of […]

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  • June 16, 2019

    “Faith Leads to Hope”

    Year C - Trinity Sunday - First Sunday after Pentecost

    I was very blessed to have been raised in a family that believed in Jesus Christ and practiced that faith and attended church regularly.  My grandfather was a Baptist minister and I recall sitting in his home office and making my profession of faith in Christ.  At the age of seven he baptized me in […]

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  • April 28, 2019

    "Hope for Those Who Might Have Missed Out"

    Year C - Second Sunday of Easter

    On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw […]

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  • November 18 2018

    "The Old and the New"

    Year B – Proper 28 (33)

    Several years ago, a young man lingered after the service and greeted me and asked if he could speak with me.  We sat down.  He was very excited about his new church and the preaching he was hearing. He told me that he had been baptized as an infant and confirmed in this church.  He participated […]

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  • April 29, 2018

    God is Love !

    Year B - Fifth Sunday of Easter

    I take as my text today the simple affirmation from the Epistle reading, “God is love.”  Of course, that’s not everything that can be said about God, otherwise I would have wasted years in seminary.  But sometimes, we need to say what’s important in words as short and succinct as possible. I think that’s why […]

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  • April 22, 2018

    “The Good Shepherd”

    Year B - Fourth Sunday of Easter

    I take as my text this Fourth Sunday of Easter, three verses from the Gospel according to St. John: I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father. And I lay down my life for the sheep. I have […]

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  • October 29, 2017

    “Be the Blessing”

    Year A - Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost Proper 25 (30)

    A man by the name of Bryan Anderson was driving home late one night along a lonely stretch of highway when he noticed a woman standing by a car at the side of the road. She was an older woman and looked like she needed help. Bryan pulled his old truck over and got out […]

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  • May 21, 2017

    "Where Did Jesus Go When He Died?"

    Year A – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    Most people who are a part of a mainline Christian denomination remember reciting or learning the Apostles’ Creed as a part of worship or catechism.  Every Sunday, many Christians recite this ancient creed which is called the Apostles’ creed because tradition claims that the creed actually originated with the original twelve apostles, although references to […]

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  • February 19, 2017

    “Reflecting the Heart of God”

    Year A – Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

    What does it mean to be the People of God? The people of Israel are wandering in the desert. The people are free, but they are disorganized. The people have escaped, but they have no destination. The people know they are the people of YHWH, but they don’t yet know what that means. The Psalm […]

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