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Welcome back!

Good morning, Friends! Today I want to say something very simple to everyone: Welcome back! We have survived one of the most difficult years which any us have every lived through. The Lord willing, we will never have to go … Continue reading

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What will we remember?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you all so much for being here today. This is Memorial Day weekend. I know a lot of people are spending time with family today, which is a wonderful thing. When I was a boy in … Continue reading

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The church that didn’t get the memo

Good morning, Friends! I want to start off this morning by asking you all a question. When I say the words, “Holy Spirit”, what does that mean to you? What is the Holy Spirit? Have you ever felt like the … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Good morning, Friends! It’s good to see you all this morning. We are starting to come out of the dark days, and it’s great to have you back! I’ve got a Scripture for you this morning that is one of … Continue reading

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What does “honor” mean? (Mother’s Day)

Good morning, Friends! Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s Day is always a very special day for people. No matter what age or race we are, no matter what our background is, we all had a mother. Many of us are deeply … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Springfield!

Good morning, Friends! This is Birthday Sunday. Each year we celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Springfield Friends Meeting back in 1773 – three years before the Declaration of Independence! We are one of the oldest Quaker meetings in … Continue reading

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You are a letter from Jesus

Good morning, Friends! I want to ask you a question this morning. It’s been a couple of weeks since Easter. And my question is, how did the church that Jesus started manage to grow from a small group of 12 … Continue reading

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Which side are we on?

Easter is the main event of the whole New Testament. Everything else leads up to it. And everything follows from it. All of Jesus’ teaching – all the words that Jesus said, all the things that did, all these were … Continue reading

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What happened next?

Good morning, Friends! Thank you so much for joining us today. Last week – Easter Sunday – was such a big day that it’s hard to know what’s left to say today. We had food, we had music, we had … Continue reading

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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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