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Archive for November, 2014

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    This week’s text: Matthew 25:31-46 I would assume that your assumption is that today’s sermon is pretty predictable. We should do what the passage says—feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick, and visit those in prison. If we do these things, we will be […]

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  • Night and Day

    This week’s text: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Running through today’s passage are images of night and day, light and dark, and being awake and asleep. We who know and follow Christ are awake and live in the day time. Those who do not know Christ are asleep and are experiencing life as night. He then warns […]

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  • Whom Will You Serve?

    This week’s text: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Last week, the people of God crossed over the Jordan River into the Promised Land, and today we meet them as they are settling in after having won battles to claim the land from the people that were living there. We are at the end of Joshua’s life, and […]

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  • Makers of Dry Ground

    This week’s text: Joshua 3:7-17 Leaders, trailblazers, revolutionaries, agents for change—we have lots of names and images for people who make a way for others. Today’s Scripture passage gives us another: makers of dry ground. Today, we join God’s people at the final barrier to entering the Promised Land, the banks of the Jordan River. […]

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