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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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Searched, Known, Loved – Sunday, July 19, 2020

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Searched, Known, Loved – Sunday, July 19, 2020

Scripture focus: Psalm 139: 1-12, 23-24 We as a society aren’t good at being alone with ourselves. (This isn’t breaking news!) Many of you are retired, I know, and live by yourselves or with your spouse, but I imagine there was an adjustment period between the ending of your or your spouse’s professional vocation and feeling comfortable with retirement. Some say it’s a time of identity crisis....

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Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Weary?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2020

Sunday, July 5, 2020 – Weary?

Focus scripture: Matthew 11: 28-30: Come to me, all you that are wearyand are carrying heavy burdens,and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me;for I am gentle and humble in heart,and you will find rest for your souls.For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. Anyone weary? It seems that today’s news and social media are determined to keep us focused on sensational...

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