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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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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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A Matter of Gratitude

[Transcript of a Communion meditation delivered August 7, 2016, at Plantation United Methodist Church] Philippians 1:1-11 (New Revised Standard Version) Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are in Philippi, with the … Continue reading

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Like a Child: Play & Wonder

[Transcript of a sermon delivered July 31, 2016, at Plantation United Methodist Church] Psalm 19:1-10
 (New Living Translation) The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night … Continue reading

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Fullness

Colossians 2:6-7, 9-10 (New Revised Standard Version) As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding … Continue reading

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Incarnate

Colossians 2:6-7 (New Revised Standard Version) As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in … Continue reading

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Easier Than We Think

2 Kings 5:9-12 (The Message) So Naaman with his horses and chariots arrived in style and stopped at Elisha’s door. Elisha sent out a servant to meet him with this message: “Go to the River Jordan and immerse yourself seven times. … Continue reading

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