Author Archives: Josh

Turnaround

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well! A couple of weeks ago, we looked at the story of Jacob and his brother Esau. These two brothers quarreled over who was going to get the blessing from their father … Continue reading

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Birthright

This is the account of the family line of Abraham’s son Isaac. Abraham became the father of Isaac, and Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah daughter of Bethuel the Aramean from Paddan Aram and sister of Laban … Continue reading

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Come and see

The next day John [the Baptist] was there again with two of his disciples. When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. Turning around, … Continue reading

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Table talk

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s … Continue reading

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Blessings

When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Continue reading

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And on the 8th day. . .

Good morning, Friends! Today’s message started one morning earlier this week when our custodian came in. I asked him how he was doing. Gene kind of winced and rubbed his back and said, “Another lousy day in Paradise!” I don’t … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit (Pentecost)

Good morning, Friends! Today is a very important day in the life of the Christian church. Today we remember an incredible event that took place right at the very beginning of the church, on a Sunday just seven weeks after … Continue reading

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Lift up your eyes

Good morning, Friends! It’s good to see you all again! Last weekend after we got back from our daughter’s wedding, and all the guests had gone, my wife and I took a break just for ourselves, as a couple. People … Continue reading

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Raising eagles

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day! On Mother’s Day, we feel very sentimental, and we always like to remember all the good things our mothers taught us. We owe so much to our mothers. So much love. So much wisdom. … Continue reading

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Blueprint for a congregation

Good morning, Friends! Happy birthday! Why, it seems like just yesterday that you were a little bitty Friends meeting, starting out in a log cabin in the woods, way out in the wilderness. My, how you’ve grown! You don’t look … Continue reading

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