04/26/2019

Second Chances

Last Sunday I mentioned in the sermon how Peter left the empty tomb trying to figure things out but not yet believing Christ is risen. That happened back in Galilee. As Peter stayed with other disciples, he had his experience of fishing all night...

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04/19/2019

Good Friday and...

Before sharing today's devotion, let me ask you about Sunday. Who have you invited to join you in worship? This is such a meaningful time to invite guests. So many in our world yearn for what the church can be and get turned off by what it...

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04/12/2019

Palms to Ashes to Palms Again

You might not realize it, but if you attended Ash Wednesday services then you started the season of Lent with palm branches. The ashes come from the burned palm fronds waved on Palm Sunday. Lent begins and ends with palm branches.   John...

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04/5/2019

Church Update

Yesterday I attended a representative gathering of bishops, agency heads, and pastors from around the country who met in Atlanta. Adam Hamilton, pastor of Church of the Resurrection UMC in KC, helped to convene the event whose purpose was to...

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