Who Are You Made Of?
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Who Are You Made Of?

MATTHEW 4:1-11 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but...

The Next Step
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The Next Step

BAPTISM OF OUR LORD JANUARY 12, 2020 MATTHEW 3: 13-17 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us...

Should Have, Could Have, Would Have
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Should Have, Could Have, Would Have

Happy New Year, everyone. I trust you all had a nice holiday this week… drank some champagne and watched the ball drop on Tuesday, ate some pork and sauerkraut on Wednesday, all that jazz. Stop me if you’ve heard these: “I love it when they drop the ball in Times Square, it’s a nice reminder...

Hit By A Sledgehammer
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Hit By A Sledgehammer

I dunno about all of you, but my tree is definitely still up. I’ve never quite understood those folks who busy themselves taking down the tree literally first thing on the morning of December 26th. No disrespect if any of you are sitting here today, of course. To each their own. To be quite honest...

When Darkness Descends
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When Darkness Descends

The Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost LUKE 21: 5-19 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”...

If You Spot It, You Got It
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If You Spot It, You Got It

THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JAMES 2:8-13 LUKE 6: 37-42 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just...

Who’s the Honky?
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Who’s the Honky?

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 LUKE 16: 19-31 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the...

Caring for All of the Flock
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Caring for All of the Flock

FOURTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 LUKE 15: 1-10 Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering around to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” Then Jesus told them this parable: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep...

Stand Tall
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Stand Tall

THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 25, 2019 LUKE 13: 10-17 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, he called her...

There’s No Such Thing As A Baby
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There’s No Such Thing As A Baby

THE EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST AUGUST 4, 2019 LUKE 12: 13-21 Someone in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” Jesus replied, “Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?” Then he said to them, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds...