Stroll through Scripture for Sunday December 3, 2023

Based on the reading from Jeremiah 33:10-11, 14-18 The prophet Jeremiah, like Isaiah, is one of the major prophets in the Hebrew Scriptures.  Jeremiah overlaps Josiah’s time as king but extends beyond him to the end of the kingdom of Judah and the Davidic line of kings, the destruction of...
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The power of the Word

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4xax7-150cd5d Have you ever found something that you either forgot was there, or had been hidden and you didn’t know about?  Finding it can be transformative.  The sermon is the power of the Word and how it can transform people. The sermon is based off of 2 Kings 22:1-10, 14-20;...
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Stroll through Scripture for November 26, 2023

Stroll through Scripture for Sunday, November 26, 2023 – 2 Kings 22:1-10, 14-20; 23:1-3 This passage of Scripture is about Josiah, one of the few “good” kings of Judah, and certainly the last good king that Judah would see.  Josiah reigned from 640-609 BCE.  And it is this passage of Scripture,...
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You are not alone

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c4xsh-150301f There’s lots of terrible news in the world and it can really affect us and make the world feel heavy.  But God is with us in the midst of it all offering a better way.  And promises life.  The sermon is based off of Isaiah 5:1-7 and 11:1-5....
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Speaking up…

I’ve heard either directly from people who read this blog, or through mutual friends that what I write is a bit “shocking” for a pastor. Not in a bad sense. More shocking in a breath of fresh air sense. That’s a nice compliment actually. I’m grateful that what I...
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Stroll through Scripture for Nov. 19, 2023

Stroll through Scripture for Sunday, November 19, 2023 – Isaiah 5:1-7; 11:1-5 Isaiah is considered to be one of the most important books in all of Scripture.  It is the book most quoted in the New Testament and by especially by Jesus when he is quoting Scripture.  Isaiah is a complex...
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God’s grace

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q7hzh-14f9525 God’s grace doesn’t rely on humanity or human effort.  That’s good news because otherwise we’d be in big trouble.  Humanity seems more intent on doing the opposite of what God calls us to, rather than following God.  The sermon is based on Hosea 11:1-9.  ...
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Election Reflection

Election Day used to be one of my favorite days of the year. Yes, I was a political nerd to the highest degree. That’s when I did politics for a living and lived and breathed it. I’ve been known to say that politics is my first language. But then...
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Stroll through Scripture for Sunday, November 12, 2023 – Hosea 11:1-9

The prophet Hosea lived approximately 769-697 BCE and his focused message from God relates primarily with Israel’s worship practices – especially their relationship with the Canaanite gods.  These worship practices were not innocent in nature.  It’s not like they showed up at a different temple and sat through a sermon on...
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