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05-12-2019 “You Are No Longer Your Own”  NT: Acts 9:36-43 Gospel: John 10:22-30 After the death of Jesus, Peter was lost. Like most of us who have faced death we need to learn a new reality. Change happens, whether we want it or not. The biggest changes often follow a tragedy. After 9-11, the security […]

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05-05-2019 Show Me State Part 2

05-05-2019 “Show Me State Part 2”  NT: Acts 9:1-6 Gospel: John 21:1-19 Saul was a persecutor, Peter was a faithful follower. Saul was a high ranking Roman Jew. Before he became Paul he went door to door looking for Christians, then leading them too persecution, torture, or even death.  Peter was a simple fisherman, working […]

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04-28-2019 Show Me State Part 1

04-28-2019 “Show Me State Part 1”  NT: Acts 5:27-32 Gospel: John 20:19-31 If you thought this message was all about Missouri, “The Show Me State.” I’m sorry, it’s not. But wondering about the state’s motto got me to thinking, So I researched it. The most widely known legend attributes the phrase to Missouri’s U.S. Congressman […]

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04-21-2019 Preparing

04-21-2019 “Preparing” (Easter) NT: 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 Gospel: John 20:1-8 Our Lenten journey is over. It is time to begin a new adventure. We are no longer in the minor leagues, God has called us up to the big time. Imagine waiting for a long time as you practiced your role, as you rehearsed over […]

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03-17-2019 “I Am the Good Shepherd” Arenzville Gospel: John 10:10-21 Way back in 1977 I watched Star Wars with a friend of mine. We both loved it. My friend Randy had a strange interpretation of the events in the film. In most action movies like this one there are good people and bad people. I […]

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04-14-2019

04-14-2019 “Preparing” (Passion Sunday) OT: Isaiah 50:4-9 NT: Philippians 2:5-11 Gospel: Luke 19:28-40 With thanks to Todd and Jennifer Pick and the United Methodist Church Worship website. We have spent the last 5 Sundays in preparation. We have been wandering in the wilderness of this life and the wilderness of our very souls. For now […]

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04-07-2019 Making A New Thing

04-07-2019 “Making A New Thing”  OT: Isaiah 43:16-21 NT: Philippians 3:4-14 Gospel: John 12:1-8 With thanks to Todd and Jennifer Pick and the United Methodist Church Worship website. It has been said that a person can master anything they set their mind too. Maybe not immediately, but if you are willing to dedicate 10,000 hours […]

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03-24-2019 Repenting

03-24-2019 “Repenting”  OT: Isaiah 55:1-9 NT: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Gospel: Luke 13:1-9 With thanks to Todd and Jennifer Pick and the United Methodist Church Worship website. We humans hunger for comfort and security, the assurance that everything is going to be OK, especially when life threatens to overwhelm us.  That may be one reason why […]

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03-17-2019 God’s Gracious Promises

03-17-2019 “God’s Gracious Promises”  OT: Genesis 15:1-12 NT: Philippians 3:17-4:1 Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 With thanks to Todd and Jennifer Pick and the United Methodist Church Worship website. OPENING 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. Does anyone know what number that is? I’m not showing off, I had no idea. I had to look it up, if this helps there are […]

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03-10-2019 God’s Gracious Heart

03-10-2019 “God’s Gracious Heart”  OT: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 NT: Romans 10:8b-13 Gospel: Luke 4:1-13 With thanks to Todd and Jennifer Pick and the United Methodist Church Worship website. Thanks to the United Methodist Church and the Board of Worship for providing lent starter sermons which I use to help guide me to new ways of thinking […]

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