Sermons

ASCENSION SUNDAY: THE WAITING BEGINS

“While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. This, he said is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be […]

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FAITH BASED NOT FAITH IMPOSED

Always be ready to make your defense to anyone who demands from you an accounting for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and reverence. (1 Peter 3:15) Working in the ministry outside of the walls […]

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THE FIELDS ARE RIPE FOR HARVEST

One summer during college, I got a job with a wheat cutting crew.  It started on the Gulf Coast and were heading through the Breadbasket states, and on into Canada. My father was the pastor of a church at that time […]

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ON THE ROAD TO EMMAUS

In our Gospel passage today, Luke tells us a story about the disciples who were on their way to a small village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. And they were talking about all the things that had been […]

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TO KNOW GOD YET NOT KNOW GOD

Although you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now,  you believe in him and rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, for you are receiving the outcome of your faith, the […]

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EASTER AND SPRING FLOWERS

I remember picking flowers one Easter Sunday after a morning worship service. I couldn’t have been more than five or six years old, because we moved from Waxahachie, Texas to Hotchkiss, Colorado when I was in the second grade. My […]

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MAUNDY THURSDAY

How many of you have desired a good foot rub? Perhaps it was a long day, and you had been on your feet many hours and your feet just get sore and tired sometimes. Does that sound familiar to you? […]

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THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE

“You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free”. (John 8:32) Jesus and his followers send a message to the world on what is now known as the first Palm Sunday – Jesus’ triumphant entrance into the […]

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WATCHERS ON THE WALL

In our psalm this morning, the psalmist says: “I wait for the Lord; my soul waits for him; in his word is my hope. My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen […]

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REMEMBERING FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Just as Peter, James and John were witnesses to the transformation of Jesus Christ on a mountaintop, and they witnessed the appearance of Elijah and Moses talking with Jesus, may we also be transformed by faith in the light of […]

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