“So that they would be filled with my joy May 12, 2024

Posted by on May 13, 2024 in Sermon archives

“So that they would be filled with my joy” Acts 1:1-11 / Acts 1:15- 17, 21-26 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 24:44-53/ John 17:6-19 Good morning and welcome to the 7th Sunday of the Easter tide season. Today we are going to kick back, examine, and celebrate the joyful moment when Jesus , as we say in the Apostles Creed, “ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the father almighty. From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.”  So yes, today is...

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“Why DEI is the Better Part of Deity” May 5, 202

Posted by on May 13, 2024 in Sermon archives

“Why DEI is the Better Part of Deity” Psalm 98:1-4 Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48 1 John 5:1-9 John 15:9-17 Good morning, and welcome to this, the 6th Sunday of the Easter tide season. I realize that there are those who don’t care to  dwell overly much on this whole 50 day Easter season thing. I mean, Easter is over right? It was great and all that but maybe it’s time to move on. Well , for these folks my only reply would have to be that moving on is precisely the...

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“When Strangely Warmed Becomes the Norm” April 14, 2024

Posted by on Apr 16, 2024 in Sermon archives, Uncategorized

“When ‘Strangely Warmed’ Becomes the Norm” Psalm 4/ Acts 3:1-11, 12-19 Luke 24:13-49  (36b-48)  From the website Wikipedia, we learn that “According to his journal, John Wesley found that his enthusiastic gospel message had been rejected by his Anglican brothers. And so with a heavy-heart, he reluctantly attended a group meeting that evening in a Moravian meeting house (the Fetter Lane Society) on Aldersgate Street in London. It was there, while someone was reading...

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“God’s Last Laugh” April 7, 2024

Posted by on Apr 16, 2024 in Sermon archives

“God’s Last Laugh” Psalm 133 Acts 4:32-35 1 John 1:1-2:5 John 20:19-31 As I said last Sunday, this week marks the beginning of the Easter season also known as Easter tide. The official definition from Bible pedia tells us: “In Western Christianity, Eastertide, or the Easter Season, begins on Easter Sunday and lasts seven weeks, ending with the coming of the 50th day, Pentecost Sunday.” Now, there are those who might say. “Yeah, OK, but what’s the big deal ? This is...

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Behold The Man” March 31, 2024 Easter Sunday

Posted by on Apr 16, 2024 in Sermon archives, Uncategorized

“Behold, The Man” Isaiah 25:6-9    / Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:1-11     / Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 Good morning , salutations, greetings, welcome, and let me take this opportunity to remind you all once more that “Christ has risen.” “He is risen indeed.”  And if I live to be 110 I swear there will never be a time when those words will fail to give me a special kind of joy. It’s hard to explain, really. All I can think to say is that this feeling  of joy...

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:The Boy From Bethany” March 24, 2024 Palm Sunday

Posted by on Apr 3, 2024 in Sermon archives

“The Boy From Bethany” Isaiah 50:4-9a Philippians 2:5-11 Mark 11:1-11/ John 12:12-16   Hi there- my name is Yoseph. I am 10 years old and live in the little town of Bethany. Now Bethany is not so bad a place, I guess, except we have a lot of sick people. My dad says they won’t let them live in Jerusalem, so they bring them out here. The Essenes have built some places for the really poor people to live, too. I like the Essenes. They’re not so bossy like the Pharisees. A...

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