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Transformed Lives – Sunday, August 23, 2020

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Transformed Lives – Sunday, August 23, 2020

Read Romans 12: 1-8 (MSG) and Matthew 16:13-20 (NRSV) Some scriptures preach themselves and make the preacher’s job easy. Others take some hard work, and others are deceptive. They may seem to have an easy message at face value but after spending more time with them, things just get more and more obscure. Like a butterfly, it’s sometimes hard to find where to land. Which blossom of sweet...

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Crumbs of Mercy – Sunday, August 16, 2020

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Crumbs of Mercy – Sunday, August 16, 2020

Read Matthew 15: 10-28 When our son was in high school one of the teachers interested some students in starting a debate team. The students spent time with an issue and researched pros and cons so that they could support one stance or another depending on which side they were given. Our son learned the skill of making a convincing argument even though it may not support one’s personal opinion....

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A Prayer for Sun., Aug 2, 2020

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Prayer inspired by Genesis 32: 22-31, Psalm 17: 1-7, 15 and hymns as noted* O God,Savior of those who seek refuge, 1our hearts are restless.2The night is long;  we are weary from wrestling,grappling with disease and dis-ease,the coronavirus and the racism virustwisting, turning, yearning for relief.We are worn out;our spirits limp.Oh, that our hearts might find rest in you.2We call upon you, for...

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God Wrestlers, Sunday, August 2, 2020

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God Wrestlers, Sunday, August 2, 2020

Genesis 32:22-31, Psalm 17: 1-7,15 When I was young, there was a show that came on late Saturday afternoons on a local TV station: Wrestling from Roanoke! These were professional wrestlers who came to Roanoke to entertain crowds of people in an arena as well as on TV. They acted like they hated each other as they tossed each other around the ring but the reality was that it was mostly show. I...

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