What’s in this name?

Hear the Word of God from Luke 2. “After eight days had passed, it was time to circumcise the child; and He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. When the time came for their purification according to the law of

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What’s in a name?

Luke 1:57-68, 76-80                                                                 What’s in a name? To burn incense in the sanctuary of the temple in Jerusalem was a high honor for a priest. Some would never have that honor. They waited a lifetime and most weren’t chosen. A priest would have this distinction exactly one time, if

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As for me and my house.

Joshua 24        As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.   Water Brueggemann is the retired Old Testament professor of Columbia Seminary outside of Atlanta and he’s who I’m reading these days. He says, “The world for which you have been so carefully prepared is being taken

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Created in Christ Jesus

  Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast.  For we are what God has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good

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Children’s Sabbath

Matthew 19:13-15 Jesus Blesses Little Children Then little children were being brought to Jesus in order that He might lay His hands on them and pray. The disciples spoke sternly to those who brought them; but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not stop them; for

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Worry much?

When we worry incessantly, we are telling God that God’s not getting the job done and we’re taking things into our own hands. We have responsibility, yes, but we are not responsible for everything. The Scripture from Philippians 4 is woven into the sermon.  “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, whom

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The tomb is not the end of the story

John 11: 32-38 When Mary came where Jesus was and saw Him, she knelt at His feet and said to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died.”  When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, He was greatly

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Why the stink eye?

Jesus said, “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. After agreeing with the laborers for the usual daily wage, he sent them into his vineyard. When he went out about nine o’clock, he saw others

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Vow Keeping

9/17/17 Ephesians 4:1-6 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,  with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in

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Out of the whirlwind

Suffice it to say, I am no meteorologist but here’s how this seems to happen. It starts out as a disturbance out there somewhere. Far way and not so much concern because it could sputter out. It could also heat up with little provocation. It hangs on. It grows. It

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