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“Woodman, Spare that Tree!” – The Third Sunday in Lent [March 24, 2019]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 13:1-9 – Repent or Perish Opening Prayer:  Sometimes it seems like the hardships we face will never end.  We are beyond our limit to endure without faltering.  We do not understand why these things are happening to … Continue reading

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“What Makes Preachers Cry?” – The Second Sunday in Lent [3/17/19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 13:31-35 Opening Prayer:  What makes us weep?  How can we find relief?  So often we struggle, not knowing where to turn or to whom we should turn.  However, sometimes our hearts have been hardened by the battles … Continue reading

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The First Sunday in Lent – “Will You Go There?” [3/10/19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 4:1-13 Opening Prayer:  Many of us walk through life uncertain of what comes next or of knowing what our next decision or choice is going to be.  Sometimes it is easier to hide from the truth or … Continue reading

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“Let Me Put on My Lipstick” – Transfiguration Sunday [3/3/2019]

Today’s Passage: Luke 9:28-36 Opening Prayer: Father God, there are many things in this world that confuse or frighten us. May we learn to trust You to provide the answers to our prayers and to protect us from whatever might … Continue reading

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“Radical Compassionism,” a Sermon for the Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany [2/24/19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 6:27-38 Opening Prayer: Father God, We can see that Jesus was quite a revolutionary, but not in the military sense that many of us may first think of.  Many of His ideas and teachings were countercultural back … Continue reading

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“Turned Upside Down” – 6th Sunday after Epiphany [Feb 17, 2019]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 6:17-26 Opening Prayer: Father God, many of us forget how truly blessed we are and have been.  Help us to see our many blessings.  But even more than that, help us to see how we might “pay … Continue reading

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What should I do with my life? – The Call of Peter [C11 for 2 10 19]

Today’s Passage:  Luke 5:1-11 Opening Prayer: Have you ever asked yourself, “What do I want to do with the rest of my life”?  No matter what your age, you probably can answer yes to that question.  God’s call, however, is … Continue reading

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