Category Archives: Pondering Scripture

Love Your Enemies

Luke 6:32-36 (New Living Translation) “If you love only those who love you, why should you get credit for that? Even sinners love those who love them! And if you do good only to those who do good to you, … Continue reading

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ROAR!

Exodus 1:8-14 (New Living Translation) Eventually, a new king came to power in Egypt who knew nothing about Joseph or what he had done. He said to his people, “Look, the people of Israel now outnumber us and are stronger … Continue reading

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The Rock

My name is Simōn Petros… the “Rock.” No, not your modern Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. (Although I am a fan.) No. I’m the original Rock. That’s me: disciple of Jesus, Simōn Petros. Simon Peter. But that wasn’t always my name. … Continue reading

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Strengthened by Diversity

Revelation 7:9-12 (New Living Translation) After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white … Continue reading

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It’s About Grace

[Week 1 in the GRATEFUL sermon series at Plantation United Methodist Church] Psalm 100 (New Living Translation) Shout with joy to the Lord, all the earth! Worship the Lord with gladness. Come before him, singing with joy. Acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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River of Life, Bread of Heaven

Message for World Communion Sunday, October 7, 2018 For a video of the sermon, click here: https://vimeo.com/294134246. Luke 22:14-23 (NIV) When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly … Continue reading

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A Dream Unfinished

Esther 4:12-17 (New Living Translation) So Hathach gave Esther’s message to Mordecai. Mordecai sent this reply to Esther: “Don’t think for a moment that because you’re in the palace you will escape when all other Jews are killed. If you … Continue reading

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