Archive for February 2018

2-25-2018 The Cross: The Most Painful But The Most Glorious

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Sign of the Covenant 17 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3 Then Abram fell on his face; and…

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2-18-2018 The Sign Of God

Genesis 9:8-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9 “As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, 10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the domestic animals, and every animal of the earth with you, as many as…

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2-11-2018 Jesus Is My Superhero

The Transfiguration 2 Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, 3 and his clothes became dazzling white, such as no one on earth could bleach them. 4 And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses, who were talking with Jesus. 5 Then…

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2-4-2018 Healing Power Of God

Isaiah 40:21-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?     Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,     and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers; who stretches out the heavens…

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1-28-2018 Good Authority

Mark 1:21-28 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Man with an Unclean Spirit 21 They went to Capernaum; and when the Sabbath came, he entered the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Just then there was in their synagogue a man with an…

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1-21-18 How Would You Respond?

Jonah 3:1-5 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Conversion of Nineveh 3 The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the Lord. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly large…

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February 2018

I have gotten some questions from church members about the uniqueness of the United Methodist Church’s rules, theology, history, doctrine, etc. compared with other Christian denominations. I think that we know and recognize very well our identification as Christians but sometimes we don’t know clearly understand our identification as Methodists. For this reason, I prepared…

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