“What Shall I Give Him?” Oct. 22, 2023

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“What Shall I Give Him?” Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22 I imagine that most of you remember the comedian Jeff foxworthy. Mr. foxworthy made a name for himself particularly with his “You might be a redneck” jokes. These humorous anecdotes were basically a series of one liners followed by the punch line which was, of course, “You might be a redneck.” For example, “If you’ve ever cut your grass and found a car, you might be a redneck.” Or how about, “If...

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“Wear a Party Dress, Not a Judge’s Robe” Oct. 15, 2023

Posted by on Oct 16, 2023 in Sermon archives

“Wear a Party Dress, Not a Judge’s Robes” Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-14 Matthew 22:1-14 “The Creator knows each one’s sacred worth and  beauty, the venomous snake, the innocent mosquito. Even the hurtful ones belong. At the feast, one who isn’t dressed to celebrate, not ready to dine with “those people,” or feeling unworthy to wear your finest, will miss out. Wear a party dress, not a judge’s robe.” These are the wise words of Steve Garness Holmes as he addresses,...

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“Yeah, Right!” Oct. 8, 2023 “Yeah, Right!”

Posted by on Oct 9, 2023 in Sermon archives

“Yeah, Right!” Exodus 20:1-20/ Psalm 19 Philippians  3:4-14 Matthew 21:33-46 With your permission I’d like to start out with something more on the light side even though it seemingly has nothing to do with our scripture passages today. Besides, all this talk about clubbing and killing just to gain ownership of a vineyard is a bit dark. So here goes: An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. “In English,” he said, “A double...

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“Is God Here With Us or Not?” Oct. 1, 2023

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Is God Here with Us or Not? Living the Yes” Exodus 17:1-7 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32 Alright, two things: First, have you ever noticed that the only thing that Jesus could not tolerate; the only thing that was able to rattle his usual sunny disposition, was religious leaders that betrayed their position by being hypocrites to the nth degree? And second, have you ever noticed that whenever these phony baloneys  tried to trip him up to make him look bad, they always...

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