Monthly Archives: October 2017

What “Taxes” Do We Need to Give to God?

October 22, 2017       20th Sunday of Pentecost     SUMC Stewardship Sunday Exodus 33:12–23        1 Thessalonians 1:1–10          Matthew 22:15–22 Ouch! Taxes! No one likes that word, not in our day-and-age, and not in Jesus’ time. Taxes have always been contentious. Actually, … Continue reading

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Keep on Going for Christ

October 15, 2017                   19th Sunday of Pentecost Exodus: 32: 1-14        Philippians 4:1-9       Matthew 22:1-14 One of the techniques for writing a sermon is to read a Bible story and then to think: Who am I in the Bible story? … Continue reading

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Being Caretakers of God’s Love

October 8, 2017         18th Sunday of Pentecost Genesis 39:4-6            Philippians 3:4b-14         Matthew 21:33–46 Jesus told a lot of stories about tenant or stewards who were in charge of their master’s houses when the master was away, a common … Continue reading

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Putting the World into Communion

October 1, 2017           17th Sunday in Pentecost   World Communion Sunday Exodus 17:1–7            Philippians 2:1–13      Matthew 21:23–32 World Communion Sunday. The entire planet in connection and communication with God all together on one day.   It’s a great idea. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

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