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11-10-2019 God of the Living

11-10-2019 “God of the Living” NT: 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17 Gospel: Luke 20:27-38 This church has had several funerals since this time last year. Today I invite you to acknowledge All Saints Sunday. (Light Candle) Let us have a moment of silence for those whom we have lost in the past year, and for all those […]

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11-03-2019 Living by Faith

11-03-2019 “Living by Faith” NT: Habbakuk 1:1-4 & 2:1-4 Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 I am going to let my inner nerd come out a little this morning. One of my favorite quotes from the original Star Trek series is from Mr. Spock, the Vulcan Science Officer aboard the Enterprise, who said, “After a time, you may […]

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10-13-2019 “The Best of Times”

10-13-2019 “The Best of Times” NT: 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Gospel: Luke 18:1-8 Anybody watch those TV shows about home remodeling? Today there are dozens of these programs on TV and streaming services. Do you remember when the only show like that was “This Old House” on PBS? It originally aired in 1979 and starred Bob Vila […]

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10-13-2019 Faithless

10-13-2019 “Faithless” NT: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Gospel: Luke 17:11-19 We are all on a journey. Setting aside our eternal destination, we are all currently going from one place to another. We are moving from one address to another, or transitioning from one stage of our life to another. Within those stages there are job changes […]

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10-06-2019 “Unashamed”

10-06-2019 “Unashamed” NT: 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Gospel: Luke 17:5-10 Things are getting pretty heated around the Washington D.C. these days. If this dialogue was written for the West Wing or House of Cards, people would say, “Okay, you’re going too far, you’ll never hear people say that.” Yet we are hearing it and watching it […]

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09-29-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Charity” NT: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 My favorite film adaptation of ” A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is the 1951 film “Scrooge. This is the black and white version starring Alastair Sim in the lead role as Ebenezer Scrooge. If you recall Scrooge is visited by his […]

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9-22-2019 The Teachings of Jesus: Money

09-22-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Money”  NT: 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Gospel: Luke 16:1-13 What is a penny worth? Two friends are going out to lunch. One is extremely wealthy. Despite his extreme wealth he stops to pick up a penny laying on the sidewalk.  His friend notices but doesn’t say anything at first. Over lunch […]

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09-15-2019 The Teachings of Jesus: Repentance

09-15-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Repentance”  NT: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Gospel: Luke 15:1-10 When I was 19 years old, I had a string of minor accidents with my Dad’s new 1979 Caprice Classic. I remember trying to apologize after I clipped a guard rail and he said, “Why don’t you wait until next week and apologize […]

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09-08-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Discipleship” NT: Philemon 1:1-21 Gospel: Luke 14:25-33 I recently saw a movie called “The Peanut Butter Falcon.” It tells the story of a unique friendship. The story is about Zak, a young man with Down Syndrome and his new friend, Tyler. Zak is tired of being institutionalized and sneaks away from […]

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09-01-2019 The Teachings of Jesus: Humility

09-01-2019 “The Teachings of Jesus: Humility” NT: Hebrews 13:1-8 & 15-16    Gospel: Luke 14:1 & 7-14 After a tea bag has been soaked in hot water for a few moments the residue is a bag of wet leaves, conversely humility is the residue after the junk is squeezed from our lives. This squeezing process […]

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