Sending

James 5:13-20 One of the most difficult things I had to do in my early career was to convince the church I served at that a children’s program that they had invested in wasn’t working. It was my first pastoral charge, and those who were involved in this were very enthusiastic, because it really did […]

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Working in Faith

Text: James 2:1-26 Martin Luther hated this passage. Most of what he didn’t like about James is how it seemed to contradict Paul’s writings… at least if you took the small clips and verses and held them up against each other. Since Luther ferociously proclaimed that scripture could not contradict itself, the presence of James in the Bible […]

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When Traditions Get in the Way

Text: Mark 7:1-8 There is a downside of being a part of a tradition that extends back thousands of years. We can become so wrapped up within the individual traditions themselves that we forget the foundation of why we do what we do. Jesus frequently locked horns with Pharisees over matters of how one expresses faith. […]

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Fear vs. Faith

Text: Mark 4:35-41 There are certain occasions when translating words a certain way from one language into another misses a critical point. You may have heard this saying from Proverbs that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” (Proverbs 9:10) –It’s where we get the phrase God-fearing to mean a good and […]

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Christ’s Choice of Friends

Text: John 15:9-17 Let’s talk about friends, and friendship. I think many of us are fortunate enough to be blessed with one or two people whom we can call a “true” friend. A “true” friend is someone with whom you are intimate with… in the proper sense of the word. We are able to trust […]

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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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Surprising Change

Jonah 3:1-5;10; Mark 1:14-20 I’m going to start off a little different this morning. As you are able, could you please stand up. Uncomfortable yet? Maybe you’ve whispered to the person next to you, “what’s he doing?” I could say that Jesus said to his disciples, get up and follow me! I could lead you […]

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