Making Their Case

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Making Their Case February 18, 2018 – Lent 1 Scripture: Numbers 27:1-1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad came forward. Zelophehad was son of Hepher son of Gilead son of Machir son of Manasseh son of Joseph, a member of the Manassite clans. The names of his daughters were: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 2 They stood […]

Ordination Sermon for Rob Blair

Ordination Sermon for Rob Blair January 27, 2018 Matthew 7:24-27   24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. 25 The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because […]

Kicking and Screaming

Mark 1:21-28 January 29, 2006   (Mark 1:21-28 NRSV)  They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. {22} They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. {23} Just then there was in their synagogue a man with […]

The Call of Disciples

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 Sermon Title: A Compelling Calling Scripture: Mark 1:14-20   Mark 1:14-20 14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” 16As Jesus passed along the Sea […]

The Beginning

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 Scripture: Mark 1:1-11 Mark 1:1-11 1The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3the voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the […]

What Time is it?

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December 31, 2017 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break […]

Nunc Dimittis

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Sunday, December 24, 2017 – Advent 4 Scripture: Luke 2:29-32 Luke 2:29-32 29“Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; 30for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” On the […]

Benedictus

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December 17, 2017 Luke 1:68-79 68“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them. 69He has raised up a mighty savior for us in the house of his servant David, 70as he spoke through the mouth of his holy prophets from of old, 71that we would […]

Magnificat

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 – Advent 1 Scripture: Luke 1:46-55 Luke 1:46-55 46And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48for he has looked with favor on the lowliness of his servant. Surely, from now on all generations will call me blessed; 49for the Mighty One has done great things […]

The Least of These

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November 26, 2017 Note: This is the sermon I planned to preach.  When I got in the pulpit I discovered I printed my rough draft and had to “improvise.”  I am so thankful to be the pastor of such gracious folks.  Matthew 25:31-46 31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the […]