Monthly Archives: July 2013

Lessons for Sunday, August 4

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 2Vanity of vanities, says the Teacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 12I, the Teacher, when king over Israel in Jerusalem, 13applied my mind to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done … Continue reading

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Sermon – July 28 – A Just Judge

The past few weeks, Pastor has been preaching on the text in a manner he calls, inside out.  It is kind of like taking the initial understanding of the text and looking at it from a different perspective.   Most people … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, July 28

This week’s gospel lesson is about the disciples asking Jesus to teach them to pray and he gives them the words from the Lord’s Prayer.  So much you could write on about that, and then Pastor’s says, oh, by the … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, July 28

Genesis 18:20-32 20Then the LORD said, “How great is the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah and how very grave their sin! 21I must go down and see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to … Continue reading

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Sermon – July 21 – Focus

In the Martha and Mary story, many people identify with Martha and many see this as a hospitality story.  But Martha many have gotten a bad rap, she just wanted Mary to help so she can listen to Jesus as … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, July 21

Mary and Martha, a very familiar story where Martha is doing all the work and Mary is at Jesus’ feet listening to him. I picture Martha in the kitchen, slamming cabinet doors and banging dishes. All the while, trying to … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, July 21

Deuteronomy 18:1-10a The LORD appeared to Abraham by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the entrance of his tent in the heat of the day. 2He looked up and saw three men standing near him. When he saw … Continue reading

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Sermon – July 14 – Will You Be My Neighbor?

Who can forget the television show, Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.  Mr. Rogers came onto the set, he would change out of his going out clothes into comfy around the house clothes and spent time talking about how to be a good … Continue reading

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Questions about the Lessons for Sunday, July 14

When you think about who your neighbor is, what thoughts first come to mind?  Maybe it is family and friends or the people in the neighborhoods where we live.  You might even think about the people in different groups or … Continue reading

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Lessons for Sunday, July 14

Deuteronomy 30:9-14 9The LORD your God will make you abundantly prosperous in all your undertakings, in the fruit of your body, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your soil. For the LORD will again take … Continue reading

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