Apostles Creed, dear old friend

How precious is a dear old friend? Priceless! You can call, text, visit any time of the day and receive the love you so need. I want to preach about a dear, old friend today — the Apostle’s Creed! What, you say, THAT old thing? Well — it is old, written in 341 AD, a […]

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The Ten Commandments. Moses had been up on the mountain for a long time. The people of Israel were getting nervous. Where was he? The tension continued to build, until finally a man is seen making his way down the mountain, carrying something. The people are gathered at the foot of the mountain. Moses reaches […]

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From the abyss to God’s blueprint for me

From the beginning, this is a candid first person account of my faith journey through Christ. I was never looking for Christ in the way I should have been. I prayed,most every night,looking for answers as to why He wasn’t answering me. Every night I prayed hoping at least one of them would be. It […]

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The vocation of Katie Luther

Maybe you’ve seen the cartoon where a monk, in the basement of a library, is leaning over a book, sobbing,. An old priest walks in, “What’s wrong? What’s the matter?” “It doesn’t say celibate. It says celebrate. We’ve misread it all these years.” Easter morning, 1525 (eight years after nailing the 95 theses to the church […]

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I believe, help my unbelief

Remember Peter’s words, “Lord I believe, but help my unbelief”? Isn’t that why we are here this morning? Lord, I believe, but help my unbelief? It’s the stuff of life, the battle of belief/unbelief. It rages in our hearts and minds till our last breath. Sometimes we just don’t feel like God is present. Sometimes […]

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How the light gets in

Right on the tail of the “blessed are’s,” (you know — the poor, the meek, the mourners) comes this passage in Matthew. So who is Jesus talking about? I know the kind of people I call salty and luminescent, but does Jesus have the same definition that I have? To figure out just who these […]

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What do you want in life?

A Baptist pastor was starting his ministry in a tiny town. His goal was that every person in that town be baptized. Walking down main street, he came across a homeless man. “Do you know Jesus?” The man answered, “No.” “Do you want to be baptized?” The man said, “Okay. I’m not sure what that […]

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Jesus put me back together

So, who is this Baby King, Jesus, who came into this world to save us? The baby whom God breathed into Mary’s womb, the One whose coming we prepared for, waited for throughout Advent? The One whose birth we celebrated on Christmas Eve? Today we hear of His baptism. As John brings Him up out […]

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What’s new in 2017?

January 1, 2017. I don’t know about you, but the first month or so, I can’t guarantee I’ll get the right year. Anyone make any New Year’s resolutions last night? I’ve given up. Every year it’s the same story: next day, tail between my legs. The resolutions of yesterday are the guilt trips of today. […]

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What to name the new son

I remember when our fourth son was born. We quickly arrived at the hospital without having picked out a name! Deb said, “if it’s another boy, what do we name him?” I said “Mark.” I had had a good friend from high school days named Mark, and I liked the name. So a very quick […]

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