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The Road Home: Are We There Yet?

Psalm 32, 2 Corinthians 5:16-21, Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32 Definition: God’s righteousness consists in the promises God makes to us and keeps, in this world and the next.  Our righteousness consists in the promises we make to God, to ourselves, and … Continue reading

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“God is Good!” “All the Time!”

Genesis 15:1-6, Psalm 27:1-14, Philippians 3:17-4:1, Luke 9:37-43a In Psalm 27:13, the Psalmist confesses, “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” If you attend a United Methodist Church on any … Continue reading

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Christian Love Is an Action

1st Corinthians 13:1-13, but especially verses 4-8. A lot of people love a romantic comedy. What is your favorite? TCM fans may prefer the Frank Capra classic “It Happened One Night.” Made and set in 1934, at the height of … Continue reading

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Gifts of Healing in the Age of Covid

1st Corinthians 12:1-11 In the time of Jesus—“in the days of his flesh,”  medicine was still in its infancy, and spiritual healing was important Gentiles practiced spiritual healing. Aesculapius was the Greek god of healing, and temples erected in his … Continue reading

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An Antidote for Fear

Isaiah 43:1-7 What are you most afraid of?  We human beings have dozens, perhaps hundreds of phobias. I want to mention a double-handful of the most popular in no particular order. First (and it really is first!), we fear social … Continue reading

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