Monthly Archives: March 2012

Strangers Come to Jesus

March 25, 2012          5th Sunday in Lent Jeremiah 31:31-34        Hebrews 5:5-10           John 12:20- 33             Jesus was continually coming into contact with people who were not Jewish.   Think about it.  When he was a baby his first visitors were … Continue reading

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Stronger than Human Strength

March 11, 2012                      3rd Sunday in Lent Exodus 20:1-17            1 Corinthians 1:18-25        John 2:13-22            We’ve got some radical things happening in scripture today: The Ten Commandments, Jesus cleansing the temple, and Paul speaking in hyperbole about our … Continue reading

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Connecting to the Covenant of God

March 4, 2012                        2nd Sunday in Lent Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16           Romans 4:13-25                 Mark 8:31-38             There are times when you read Paul’s letter to the Romans and you realize: Yes, Paul was a lawyer.  It is interesting that a lot … Continue reading

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A Time to Renew our Relationship with God

February 26, 2012                  1st Sunday in Lent Genesis 9:8-17         1 Peter 3:18-22            Mark 1:9-15 This sermon and the Ash Wednesday sermon, which immediatly follows, are going to seem similar.  That’s because at my Ash Wednesday Service every told me … Continue reading

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Behaving as a Christian

February 22, 2012                              Ash Wednesday           Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21               I’m a bit prejudiced but I feel that Methodists have the best deal going in Christianity as far as ceremony and religious tradition is concerned.  We get to have all … Continue reading

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Becoming Transfigured with Christ

February 19, 2012                  Transfiguration Sunday 2 Kings 2:1-12 2           Corinthians 4:3-6                   Mark 9:2-9             The Bible is a mix of many different kinds of stories.  Some are political, like the power struggles of kings; some are destructive likeSodomand Gomorra.  … Continue reading

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How We Expect to be Healed

February 12, 2012                  6th Sunday after the Epiphany 2 Kings 5:1-14 1          Corinthians 9:24-27            Mark 1:40-45            We hear all sorts of healing stories in the Bible.              The most famous one from the Old Testament is the one … Continue reading

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