My Lord and My God!

It has been a tough few weeks for the disciples. They have been laying low for fear of Jesus being captured by the Jewish authorities. To  add to the stress, Jesus is preparing them for a time he would no longer be with them. When they gather on the night of his arrest, to have […]

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Action or Inaction

As  I thought about the scripture this morning I began to think of the hill in Galilee that is identified as the spot Jesus gave this discourse.  I visited there during a trip to Israel I made with Moravian Seminary.  I remember a guide explained that The Lake of Gennesaret is shaped like a bowl.  […]

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Family Feud

Based on Isaiah 5:1-7 and Luke 12:49-57 All of us have been given the gift of our five senses: touch, taste, hearing, sight and smell. We also are gifted with the sensing organs that are associated with each of these five senses and it is these organs that send information to the brain to help […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It

When our children were young Brad and I would volunteer at the Center City Homeless Shelter. From time to time we would take the two younger ones with us, as their older siblings had something else to do. We would arrive at 6 p.m. on a Friday night and leave after breakfast on Saturday about […]

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Blessed to Be A Blessing

If you would like to read the Scripture upon which this is based: Matthew 5: 1-12 Meek. Merciful. Persecuted. Peacemaker. Reviled. Poor in spirit and heart.  Are those really words to live by?  Sounds hard! Sounds scary! Sounds dreadful!! Those words and others like them are surely not the words a new preacher should be […]

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