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Life’s Lessons

The text of today’s sermon is taken from John 17:6-19. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is my birthday, and yes, I’m officially part of the 60+, over-the-hill crowd.  Being part of that category and savoring the summer-like weather we are having, I … Continue reading

Chosen

The text for today’s sermon is taken from John 15:9-17. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. I remember it like it was yesterday. I remember what it was like growing up in Connecticut. I lived in Welles Village, a low income housing project, where … Continue reading

When Was the Last Time?

The text for today’s sermon is taken from 1 John 4:7-21. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. A man named Aristides once described the followers of Jesus to the Roman emperor in this way:  “They love one another.  They never fail to help widows; … Continue reading

Sheep or Sheep Dog?

The text of today’s sermon is taken from John 10:11-18 & Psalm 23. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. The picture of a shepherd tending his sheep is an image used in the Bible to describe relationships.  The image has its roots deep in … Continue reading

A Trilogy of Fear

The text for today’s sermon is taken from Luke 24:36b-4:8. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. Christ is risen!  He is risen, indeed!  We celebrate Easter like a wedding feast, a birthday party and a 50th anniversary rolled up into one.  We put on … Continue reading

The Planted Seed

The text for today’s sermon is taken from John 12:20-33. Grace and peace to you from God, our Father, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen. If there was ever any doubt, this week took it away – Puscatawny Phil was wrong!  We are definitely having an early spring!  Just ask Dick Gates about his … Continue reading

Easter Fear

The text for today’s sermon is taken from Mark 16:1-8. Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Amen. Today is the happiest day in the church year!  Today, Christians throughout the western world wear new clothing and bright faces, proclaiming the joyful words, “Christ is risen!  He … Continue reading

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