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The last parable

Good morning, Friends! We’re just one week out from Easter. And I feel somehow as though we’re still not ready for it. We’ve spent the last five weeks together, reading stories from the gospel, about the last events of Jesus’ … Continue reading

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Mighty mites

Good morning, Friends! We’re just a couple of weeks away from Easter! For the last month we’ve been looking at stories about the last few weeks of Jesus’ life on earth. The stories haven’t been exactly what we’d expect. Jesus … Continue reading

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Here’s the plan. . .

Good morning, Friends! I hope you’re all doing well today. You know, I’m always reading the Bible, trying to understand what it means, trying to figure out how everything fits together. A day hardly goes by without someone asking me … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

Last Sunday we learned that a lot of churches have started the season of Lent, which is the six weeks before Easter. Just like during Advent, during Lent there’s a whole series of traditional Scripture readings. Last week we started … Continue reading

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Temptation

Good morning, Friends! Christmas has been over for a long time now. Valentine’s Day is history, today we changed our clocks, St. Patrick’s Day is next week. What’s left? Easter, of course! Easter is just six weeks away. It’s the … Continue reading

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Not worthy

Good morning, Friends! We’ve got kind of a funny story for our gospel reading this morning. By “funny”, I mean that it looks like one kind of a story, but really, it’s another. On the surface, this looks like a … Continue reading

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Yardley Warner – the Freedman’s Friend (March 2019)

Of all the Quakers who are buried at Springfield Friends Cemetery, one of the least-known and most interesting is a man named Yardley Warner. He was born in Pennsylvania in 1815, and he and his family were active on the … Continue reading

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Not righteous, but sinners

After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. “Follow me,” Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great … Continue reading

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Two or three together

Good morning, Friends! Every time I ask people what their favorite verse of the Bible is, I tend to get similar answers. Everyone likes the Lord’s Prayer, the 23rd Psalm, maybe John 3:16. Some people mention the Beatitudes and the … Continue reading

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Everyone can do these things

Good morning, Friends! I chose today’s Scripture reading because I like to talk about love, and it’s coming up on Valentine’s Day. Usually, we save today’s Scripture for weddings. How many of you have ever heard 1st Corinthians 13 read … Continue reading

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