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Stormy Spirit (Pentecost)

Good morning, Friends! Today is a very special day in the Christian year. It’s the birthday of the entire Christian church. Today is called Pentecost. Pentecost comes six weeks after Easter, and we remember the day when the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Made in God’s image

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day! We’re so glad you’re here today. We want to honor and bless and give thanks for all our mothers and grandmothers, not just today, but all the time. Did you know that here in … Continue reading

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The Great Commission

Good morning, Friends! If you ever come to Wednesday night Bible study, you know I often start out by giving people a little quiz. Some of you probably learned these in Sunday school. What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? … Continue reading

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What next?

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on … Continue reading

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Do not be afraid

As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the … Continue reading

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A day of hope

Good morning, Friends! Today is Palm Sunday – the Sunday before Easter. It’s a big deal in a lot of places. In some countries, everybody takes off the whole week before Easter for all kinds of special services. They have … Continue reading

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Who is the greatest?

Good morning, Friends! We keep getting closer and closer to Easter. It’s just a couple of weeks away now. I’ve pointed out several times in the last few weeks that even Jesus’ closest friends didn’t really understand who Jesus was … Continue reading

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Wearing the cross/bearing the cross

Good morning, Friends! We’re getting kind of close to Easter, and we haven’t really spent much time talking about it yet. Some years we have a long build-up to Easter, with a whole series of Sundays where we prepare for the … Continue reading

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Do you know me?

Good morning, Friends! Our scripture this morning is another one of those important stories that’s found in three of the four gospels – you can read it in Matthew, Mark and Luke. Today we’ll be reading Matthew’s version of the … Continue reading

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A little + Jesus = a LOT!

Jesus left there and went along the Sea of Galilee. Then he went up on a mountainside and sat down. Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them … Continue reading

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