Tag Archives: God’s Love

Dreaming of Peace

[Transcript of a sermon delivered at Plantation UMC on February 11, 2018.] Peace. Up there with a cure for cancer and winning the lottery, it is one of the things people pray for the most. Peace for our world. Peace … Continue reading

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Down to Earth Christmas

Text from the Christmas Eve message at Plantation UMC. I don’t remember how young I was the first time I went to a Christmas Eve service. Probably 7 or 8 years old. My family didn’t attend church, but on Christmas … Continue reading

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A Down to Earth Trust

Isaiah 40:6-11 (New Living Translation) A voice said, “Shout!” I asked, “What should I shout?” “Shout that people are like the grass. Their beauty fades as quickly as the flowers in a field. The grass withers and the flowers fade … Continue reading

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Blessed

Matthew 4:1-12 (New Revised Standard Version) When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in … Continue reading

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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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Called to the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11 (New Revised Standard Version) Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said … Continue reading

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A Knock at Midnight

Luke 11:5-8 (King James Version) And he said unto them, “Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his … Continue reading

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