Tag Archives: Jesus

Epiphany

Note: Services were cancelled due to weather concerns, but the Epiphany sermon would have sounded something like this. Epiphany is the celebration of finding something worth finding. It follows Christmastide on January 6th (back when December 25th was the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Christmas Lights

On Christmas Day I had the rare opportunity to light the center Christ candle in our Advent wreath. We don’t normally have a Christmas Eve service and this was the first time Christmas came on Sunday during my pastorate at … Continue reading

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Understanding Scripture

May 1, 2016     |     text: Luke 24:44-49 Luke’s account of the resurrection is at the beginning of chp. 24 and only Luke describes in detail the conversation Jesus had with two disciples on the road to … Continue reading

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God Knows

April 24, 2016     |     text: Psalm 22 We read the full text of Psalm 22 at our Wednesday night Bible study. Jesus words from the cross – My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? … Continue reading

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He Cannot Save Himself

March 20, 2016     |     text: Mark 15:21-47 I was spoiled in some ways during our time at OBI (Oneida Baptist Institute). We met in the middle of each day for a 30 minute chapel service and – … Continue reading

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Whoever Receives You Receives Me

Part 4 in the Things Jesus Said series. March 13, 2016     |     text: Matthew 10  We have been reviewing some of the things Jesus said in preparation for the Passion week and celebrating Easter. For the … Continue reading

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Build Your House on the Rock

Part 3 in the Things Jesus Said series. March 6, 2016     |     text: Matthew 7 “Money is the root of all evil.” “God helps those that help themselves.” “This too shall pass.” What do all of … Continue reading

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The Incarnation

Published in The Calhoun Times Saturday, December 19th I love Christmas. That’s exactly what I said before writing a series of articles about angels, wise men and the nativity. As a pastor, Bible teacher and religion columnist I wanted to … Continue reading

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Lessons in the Waiting

November 22, 2015     |     text: Genesis 12:1-3, 15:12-16 When I was in the seventh grade I read The Red Pony by John Steinbeck. The main character in that story, Jody Tiflin, was 12 years old when … Continue reading

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Salt of the Earth, Light of the World

November 1, 2015     |     text: Matthew 5:13-16 Salt and light. I thought to myself “Surely I’ve preached on this before.” I looked back through the archives of the church website. I mentioned it in a newspaper … Continue reading

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