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Living Water

John 4:7-15 (New Revised Standard Version) A Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (His disciples had gone to the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is … Continue reading

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A Surprise Twist

Matthew 1:18-21 This is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin, she became pregnant through the power of the … Continue reading

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A Surprise Gift

Luke 1:13-17 The angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will name him John. You will have joy and gladness, and many … Continue reading

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Bearing Our Weight

Philippians 3:4-11 If anyone else has reason to be confident in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, a member of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew born of Hebrews; as to … Continue reading

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Working Out Our Faith

[Transcript of a sermon delivered August 21, 2016, at Plantation United Methodist Church] Philippians 2:12-18 Therefore, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed me, not only in my presence, but much more now in my absence, work out your … Continue reading

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Parting Words

[This post is a transcript of my final sermon at Aldersgate UMC, delivered June 4/5, 2016.] Philippians 2:5-8 (New International Version) In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, … Continue reading

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Every Time I Think of You

Philippians 1:1-6 (New Living Translation) This letter is from Paul and Timothy, slaves of Christ Jesus. I am writing to all of God’s holy people in Philippi who belong to Christ Jesus, including the church leaders and deacons. May God … Continue reading

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