Author Archives: Josh

The real Easter story

The Easter story is the one we’re about to read is from the gospel of Mark. It’s the earliest version. It’s also the shortest. This is what Christians in the first generation heard on Easter morning. There were no hymns … Continue reading

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Last supper

Good morning, Friends! Thanks again for joining us here today for worship. We’ve had a pretty challenging week here at Springfield. The tornado which struck our community on Thursday passed right over this neighborhood. All of a sudden, it got … Continue reading

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Why was Jesus killed?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for being here today. Today is the one year anniversary of when the COVID-19 lockdown began. I can still remember so clearly what it was like that day. People were frightened. Nobody was sure … Continue reading

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Was blind, but now I see

Good morning, Friends! Welcome again, and thanks for coming today. Spring is starting! This week the first daffodils blossomed out front. Believe it or not, Easter isn’t very far away – it’s just 4 weeks! There’s a whole cycle of … Continue reading

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What does Jesus look like?

Good morning, Friends! We’ve got a bit of a problem. And the problem is, nobody really knows what Jesus looked like. We don’t have any pictures of Jesus that were made at the time. Nobody was taking photographs, or making … Continue reading

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Live up to the Light

Good morning, Friends! Thanks for being here this morning. And happy Valentine’s Day! Last week, we talked about one of the core ideas of the Quaker movement. We talked about integrity. Integrity shows up in a lot of different places. … Continue reading

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Integrity

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for being here today. I appreciate you being here! Coming to worship is such an act of hope these days, an act of faith that God is still here, that things will get better, … Continue reading

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Unless the Lord builds the house

Good morning, Friends! Ever since the beginning of the New Year, I’ve been taking us through some of the Psalms. And as I said last week, there are Psalms for every occasion and for every mood that we find ourselves … Continue reading

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God is our refuge and strength

Good morning, Friends! I’m glad to see every one of you who’s here today. Thank you for coming!I hope you’ve all been OK. It’s a blessing just to see you. We pray for you, but every now and then it’s … Continue reading

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A time to heal

Good morning, Friends! This has been a very difficult week. We’ve had days of bad news from Washington. And we had the most deaths from COVID in a single day. I wish that I had an answer for everything this … Continue reading

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