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The King of Love

November 26, 2017               Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24          Ephesians 1:15-23      Matthew 25:31-46        Christ the King Sunday is the newest day in the liturgical year. Did you know that it was added to the calendar by the Roman … Continue reading

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Choose God

November 12, 2017               23rd Sunday of Pentecost Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25          1 Thessalonians 4:13-18        Matthew 25:1-13         The time from All Saint’s Day until Christ the King Sunday is called the Season of Saints. It’s … Continue reading

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Witnessing to the Saints in Our Lives

November 5, 2017                 All Saints Day Celebration Revelations 7:9-17      1 John 3:1-3               Matthew 5:1-12 Many of you know I was raised Presbyterian, and Presbyterians don’t celebrate any of the extra Christian holidays. Basically it was Advent without the candles (The … Continue reading

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Foundation of Faith

October 29, 2017       21st Sunday in Pentecost Deuteronomy 34:1–12            1 Thessalonians 2:1–8                        Matthew 22:34–46 Happy 500th year anniversary of the Reformation! On October 31 Martin Luther posted 95 points of debate against the practice of indulgences on either the door … Continue reading

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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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