Entering the Realm of God

Pastor’s Bog – A Worship Guide for March 17, 2019 Scripture for this Week:  Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 13:1–9     What are you afraid of?  No one is listening in, nobody else is here to judge.  What are you afraid of?  Christ would love to help eliminate that fear.  But…

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What’s in a Name?

Pastor’s Bog What’s in a Name? A Worship Guide for March 10, 2019   Scripture for this Week: Deuteronomy 26: 1-11 Scripture for Next Week:  Genesis 15:1–12, 17–18     Have you spent time in the wilderness?  Has God formed you and shaped you through the time spent in places of uncertainty?  Do you remember…

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God’s Good Measure

Pastor’s Blog – A Guide to the Worship Theme for Sunday, February 24th Scripture: Luke 6:27-38 Scripture for March 3: Deut 26:1-11   Black history month is coming to a close.  It almost slipped past me this year as my mind was deeply focused on beginning doctoral classes and leading a mission trip to Colombia. …

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Choosing to Live

Pastor’s Blog – A Guide for the February 17th Worship Service Scripture for This Week: Psalm 1 Scripture for Next Week:  Luke 6:27-38   Positivity is the way that leads to life.  You can quote me on that.  I coined it, so, take it for what it is worth!  I may have created that little…

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The Universal Way

The Universal Way | Pastor’s Blog A Guide for the February 10th Worship Service   Scripture: Luke 5:1-11 Scripture for Next Week: Psalm 1   This past week I participated in an event called Challenge Day (Click on the Link for the web site).  A dear friend of mine has been a Challenge Day coach…

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The Evidence of God

A Guide for the February 3rd Worship Service   Scripture for this Week: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 5:1-11   In the opening movements of the book of Jeremiah, young Jeremiah is given the divine task to speak for God to the peoples of all nations.  Jeremiah replies with words we have all…

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The Footsteps of Jesus

Pastor’s Blog – The Footsteps of Jesus A Guide for the January 27 Worship Service   Scripture for this Week: Luke 4:14-21 Scripture for Next Week: Jeremiah 1:4-10   Howard Thurman is more than just a pastor.  He is a prophet, a voice of God speaking truth to power, and offering a way of life for…

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The Problem with Miracles

Scripture for this Week: John 2:1-11 Scripture for Next Week: Luke 4:14-21 Have ever experienced what you might describe as a miracle?  I know that some people will say, “Every day when I wake up, I consider it a miracle!”  Or we might see a miraculous sunrise, or the birth of a child, or said…

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The Outward and Visible Sign of the Spirit

January 13th, 2019 The Outward and Visible Sign of the Spirit Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-7   The Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments; the sacrament of baptism and the sacrament of Holy Communion.  We describe sacraments as outward and visible signs of inward and spiritual acts.  Oh, I could write many pages on the meaning of the…

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