Author Archives: Fries Church

Glory and Love

Psalm 148 and John 13:31-35 In Psalm 148, the Psalmist calls for everything (and everyone) created by the Lord God to  praise the Lord God. It is interesting to take note of the categories he assigns. In verse 1, the … Continue reading

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Reading Scripture Cafeteria Style

John 21:1-19 The late Bishop Herbert Spaugh was still living when I went to The Little Church on the Lane, way back in 1977. It was my privilege to meet with the Bishop for an hour once each week. He … Continue reading

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The First Apostle: Mary Magdalene

John 20:1-18 This morning I want to talk to you about the first apostle.  Children sometimes ask me about the difference between an apostle and an epistle. It is easy to tell them apart. An apostle will not fit into … Continue reading

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To Thine Own Self Be True

Zechariah 9:9/Luke 18:1-12 There is a familiar passage in Zechariah chapter 9 verse 9: Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding … Continue reading

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We Know Who Holds Tomorrow

James S. Stewart taught Preaching at Edinburg University in Edinburg, Scotland and often lectured at Yale Divinity School, here in America.  Stewart was one of the best known preachers of the 20th century. He was born in 1896. In 1980, … Continue reading

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