Monthly Archives: June 2014

Forgiveness on the Road to Wholeness

March 9, 2014: 1st Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:15–17 & 3:1–7; Romans 5:12–19; Matthew 4:1–11 I think that everyone is familiar with the expression “forgive and forget.” We hear it when we are mad, or maybe when we are ranting … Continue reading

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A Journey to Wholeness

March 5, 2014: Ash Wednesday Joel 2:1-2, 12-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16–21 I want to start out by telling you that I love Lent. The reason that I love Lent is because I can use it as a … Continue reading

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Get Up and Do Not be Afraid

March 2, 2014; Transfiguration Sunday Exodus 24:12–18; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Matthew 17:1–9 The Feast of the Transfiguration is always a little weird to preach on not just because of the subject materials but because it happens the Sunday before Lent … Continue reading

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Speaking the Good Word

February 23, 2014; 7th Sunday after the Epiphany Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Ephesians 4:7- 16; Matthew 5:38-48 The current media consensus is that established religion, and churches, are not what they were 20 years ago. I agree with that, because at … Continue reading

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Rules and Responsibilities

February 16, 2014; 6th Sunday after the Epiphany Deuteronomy 30:15-20; I Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37 One of my favorite historical figures is Queen Elizabeth I. I have read several biographies on her life and every one of them deals with … Continue reading

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Being Salty and Shiny

February 9, 2014; 5th Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 58:1-9a; I Corinthians 2:1-12; Matthew 5:13-20 I saw something very beautiful and interesting yesterday. I went up to the courtyard behind LaBonne’s grocery store, and I watched for a while the … Continue reading

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Realizing Our Blessing

February 2, 2014; 4th Sunday after the Epiphany Micah 6:1-8; I Corinthians 1:18-31; Matthew 5:1-12 The passage that we read today from Micah might not seem like one that is talking about blessings. It is a conclusion to a powerful … Continue reading

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