Vets and Elections

"Clothe yourself with the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ. And don't let yourself think about ways to indulge your evil desires." (Romans 13:14)    "So put on the full armor of God." (Ephesians 6:13)  Today's is...

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Two Conversations

"Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full-pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." ...

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The Power of Noticing

"Then he saw a poor widow..."  Luke 21:2 This Sunday and next we will look at a couple stories where Jesus noticed people others around him didn't: a poor widow who contributed her last two coins in the temple treasury...

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Love and Serve

"That is what the Son of Man has done: He came to serve, not be served - (Matthew 20:28) Last night David Brooks and Tavis Smiley shared the stage at Clowes Hall, Butler University, for the inaugural Faith and Action event. The...

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How Long O Lord?

"My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?" - Psalm 6:3 Watching the news from Charlotte this week and speaking with pastor friends there has left me somewhat deflated not just over the condition of my home state but our country...

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The Power of Invitation

"Come and see..." John 1:39 Some of you may recognize this story I've used before. It comes from David Jeremiah who tells it as one of the legends that grew from the bus ministry of Thomas Road Baptist Church. Some years ago, when they were...

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Never Forget

"I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow." - Jeremiah 31:13 A few years ago Susan and I visited the 911 Memorial in New York located beneath the Freedom Tower built where the former...

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A Global Movement

"If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples." John 8:31 The truly great thing about the World Methodist Council Conference is experiencing the global church. So many people speaking so many languages coming from such different...

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If you have been with us for our current worship series you may be catching on that the words we are using are not just catchy ideas, but key descriptions of the Christian faith. We started with AND representing redemption and the hope of new...

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Keep Believing

"Let us not become weary in doing good." Galatians 6:10 Ever heard of Billy Graham? It's not a trick question. I really am thinking of the famous evangelist. Most people, especially in this country, know the name. More people have come to...

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