Monthly Archives: October 2014

One Day at a Time

July 13, 2014: 5th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 25:19-34; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9; 18-23 Last week I went down to the city and saw the revival of Pippen the Musical. Incidentally it’s really good and if you have never seen … Continue reading

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Doing What We Don’t Want to Do

July 6, 2014: 4th Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 24:34–38, 42–49,58–67; Romans 7:15–25a; Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30 When I planned last week’s sermon I really intended it to be a one-session discussion about Paul’s notion of SIN. But then as I read … Continue reading

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Wages of Sin

June 29, 2014 3rd Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 22:1–14; Romans 6:12–23; Matthew 10:40–42 When I read this very intricately structured section of Romans the phrase “Wages of Sin” struck me. My first thought was: Oh, that’s where that phrase comes … Continue reading

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Reaching into the Future: 225th Celebration of the Lakeville UMC

June 22, 2014 Jeremiah 29:11-13; Psalm 118; Matthew 16:13-19 Two-hundred and twenty-five years. That means that our church society began in 1789. And I wondered, what was going on in 1789? I did a little historic research and found that … Continue reading

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Known by the Company We Keep

June 22, 2014 2nd Sunday after Pentecost Genesis 21:8-21; Romans 6:1b-11; Matthew 10:24-39 This is one of the harsher speeches of Jesus; He speaks as if he is a revolutionary who will start a war and cause people to take … Continue reading

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