Resource from February 2016

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Sermon 2/28/16-DO YOU ALSO WANT TO GO AWAY? John 6:66-69

Well, it is finally over and the circus has left our state for now.  Ads on television will go back to drug companies and carpet stores, and our phones will have way fewer messages on them when we get home.  As I watch campaign proceedings it is no surprise to me that none of the […]

Sermon 2/21/16- ARE YOU THE ONE WHO IS TO COME? Matthew 11:2-6

  Claire went to Charleston on Thursday to go with our daughter and two year old grandson to see a Disney show that was called something like “Mickey’s Magical Adventure.”  When I first heard that name I was suspicious that one of the presidential candidates was just trying to lure people to a political rally […]

Sermon 2/7/16 – TRANSFORMATION Luke 9:28-36 II Corinthians 3:12-18

Transfiguration Sunday has some of the oddest readings of the year.  The centerpiece is the Gospel reading about the story of the transfiguration of Jesus on the mountain.  It is baffling enough, and it is probably the easiest of the readings for the day!  The readings are filled with mystery, and even the theme I […]

Sermon 2/14/16 – WHY DOES EVERYONE FAST BUT YOU? Matthew 9:14-17

As we begin the season of Lent, questions inevitably come up, and perhaps the most likely one is: “What are you giving up for Lent?”  I’ve identified a few questions for the Lenten season that I’m going to work with over the next few weeks, and the first comes from today’s reading where Jesus is […]

Sermon 1/31/16: THE TIE THAT BINDS I Corinthians 13

florist arrived to open her shop at 7 a.m. one morning to find a uniformed Army soldier standing out front waiting.  He was on his way to the airport to go to Afghanistan for a year.  He said, “I usually bring home a bouquet of flowers for my wife every Friday and I don’t want […]