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We’re [not?] worthy!

Texts: Isaiah 6:1-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11 There is a common theme that runs throughout many stories from the Bible for those who are called into a unique ministry… but it’s an uncomfortable one for us because it doesn’t paint a particularly rosy picture the people we regard as the pillars of our faith. […]

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A Rant on Love

Text: 1 Corinthians 13 In the months leading up to my own wedding, which is coming up to sixteen years ago, I remember attending a handful of bridal shows with Sarah. It’s a real eye-opening experience, because I began to realize how large the wedding industry has become. Everything is designed to try to put […]

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When the Wine Runs Out

John 2:1-11 ~ Jesus Turns Water into Wine The wine ran out, just when the party was about to kick into high gear. There wasn’t a whole lot to celebrate in the impoverished region of Nazareth, so everyone looked forward to a wedding. It was the one time when no expense was spared – the […]

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Following Your Star

Texts: Matthew 2:1-12; Isaiah 60:1-6 It is the 12th day of Christmas, and I have to apologize that I wasn’t able to find twelve drummers to drum for you today. The tree is still up, the banners are still hung, and we continue to have the Advent Wreath and the Christ Candle shining together on […]

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Mantles of Change

Text: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 I’m going to share something that I don’t think I’ve ever shared from a pulpit before. As much as I have been preaching from a pulpit for two decades now, I still do get nervous about it. In fact, I like to say that if I’m not nervous about preaching […]

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A Renewed Message

Isaiah 40:21-31 The latter part of Isaiah is profoundly inspiring, particularly when one considers the terribly uncertain times in which these words were written. It is a call to a weary people, wanting, needing, and seeking inspiration… These words were also a caution for them to not become too hung up in the trappings of […]

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Opening New Doors

Mark 1:4-11 So the New Year begins. On my Facebook feed, some are greeting 2018 with cautious optimism, although truthfully there are many who seem to be saying good riddance to 2017. I’m not sure where I fall on that spectrum, as there were a lot of good things that happened last year. Truth is, […]

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