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“eHOWHOPE”

eHOWHOPE 1 Peter 3:13-22 May 24, 2020     Want to know how to cut an onion without crying?  Wondering how to arrange marching band music, audition for Survivor, bathe a guinea pig, or cook couscous?  Pondering how you might get a clue, be happy, be successful at home and work, or be a better […]

“WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER”

WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER I Peter 2:2-10 May 17, 2020     This passage from I Peter is so full of good stuff.  It’s memorable; one of my favorite passages in all of the Bible. From this passage we learn from the Lord about the Church.  First off, the individual Christian is likened to […]

“PARACHUTE PEOPLE”

PARACHUTE PEOPLE I Peter 1:17-23 May 10, 2020     On a clear spring day, near an airport north of Madison, WI, Alan Klapmeier almost met his Maker.  He was taking an advanced flying lesson, with an instructor sitting right next to him, when his plane suddenly collided with another one.  Klapmeier’s wing sliced through […]

KEEP YOUR FORK

KEEP YOUR FORK 1 Peter 1:3-9 May 3, 2020     A friend writes: “Last year I hoped that the Orioles would make it to the World Series.  They didn’t.   “I also hoped that my investments would do well enough to sustain dreams of early retirement.  They didn’t.   “I occasionally hope that creative […]

“G.O.D.”

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G.O.D. Psalm 91:1,2; 9-16 Luke 24: April 26, 2020         So, where does God live?  Would you believe me if I said, “Kearny, New Jersey?”   That’s what you might think if you drove by a certain trucking terminal in that city – until 2004, at least, when the company ceased operations.  […]

I MIND

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I MIND John 20:19-31 April 19, 2020     It seems like Easter is long gone, doesn’t it? – yet it‘s only a week past.  Some part of that is this social distancing, and sheltering in place, where we just stay at home and one day seems like another.  Used to be, we’d have meetings […]

SHAKING THE FOUNDATIONS

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SHAKING THE FOUNDATIONS Matthew 21:1-11 April 5, 2020 Matthew tells a particular story about Jesus in a particular way. As with any story, it’s not always what’s included that’s important, but what’s excluded. Not always what is present, but what is missing. Many history books still talk relentlessly about Christopher Columbus finding America. That is […]

STANDING UP TO THE CORONAVIRUS

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STANDING UP TO THE CORONAVIRUS Psalm 91 Romans 8:26-39 March 29, 2020 Romans 8 has been a go-to text at times of uncertainty, upheaval, or disaster (fires and earthquakes in CA, going to war in Iraq, 9/11, and so on.) In fact, one of the great and terrible challenges of the 20th century affected the […]

KNOWING THE CROSS IN NARNIA

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KNOWING THE CROSS IN NARNIA Rom. 3:21-26 Col. 3:21,22 March 8, 2020 This Lent I want to look at the cross—what the death of Jesus means, to us, to our God, to the principalities and powers, as Paul says. The fullest text for the atonement meaning, and there are three other important meanings of the […]

THE BEATITUDES, PART II

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THE BEATITUDES, PART II Matthew 5:1-12 March 1, 2020 When Jesus calls you, He calls you to be poor on behalf of the Gospel.  He calls you to mourn and cry for t he things that break the heart of God.  And He calls you, the meek, the one the world will never know, to […]