Author Archives: Josh

Jubilee

Good morning, Friends! We’ve got a kind of a perfect storm here today, with Father’s Day and some other things going on. I wasn’t sure what to preach on today. I thought about telling you about my father, Ed Brown. … Continue reading

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Faith, hope and love

Good morning, Friends! One of the greatest Christian writers of all time was a man named Augustine. He was a bishop in a small city in North Africa. Augustine wrote some of the most thought-provoking books the world has ever … Continue reading

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What it means to follow

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. Last week we talked about the difference between inheriting our religion, and being called by Christ. Back in Jesus’ day, almost everybody was a Jew, because their parents were Jews. And … Continue reading

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Called to follow

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. On both of the last two Sundays, we welcomed new members into our meeting! We’re delighted to welcome these folks into our Springfield family. In a way, we feel that they … Continue reading

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Why do we keep singing that song?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming today. I want to do something a little bit different this morning. I asked the accompanist to play just one line from a hymn. If you recognize it, hold up your hand! … Continue reading

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Women and mothers in the Bible (Mother’s Day)

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day to all of our mothers and grandmothers.Today is a day with a lot of emotion attached to it. We also want to love and honor all the people who want to be mothers some … Continue reading

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Remember. . .

Good morning, Friends! Happy birthday! Yes, today is the 249th birthday of Springfield Friends Meeting. Next year, it’ll be 250 years – a quarter of a millennium. That’s an awesome amount of time for a group to be around. Back … Continue reading

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What next?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all so much for being here. Didn’t we had a wonderful time last Sunday? Thanks again to everyone who came, and also thanks to everyone who helped make all those wonderful things happen. The breakfast, … Continue reading

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Rumors of the resurrection

Good morning, Friends! Happy Easter! We’ve already had a really full morning. Some of us were here really early today, getting Easter breakfast ready. Thank you so much for bringing this special part of our community life back to Springfield … Continue reading

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When is Jesus coming back?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all for coming this morning. Easter is coming up very quickly! We’ve got today, then the next week is Palm Sunday, and the week after that is Easter. There’s a lot of things about to … Continue reading

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