Author Archives: Tim Crouch

Counting the Cost

Let’s talk about fear for a minute, deep, paralyzing fear. I’m not talking about the kind of fear that makes you cover your eyes in the scary parts of the horror movie. Some time I must tell you about Ervin … Continue reading

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Enabling the Vision

This parable is a difficult parable. In fact, I don’t know of any that is more difficult. I am not alone in this assessment. It is a parable that has caused consternation among interpreters ever since. If you just look … Continue reading

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WHO WALKS BLAMELESSLY

All this summer I want to talk with you about prayer and the one thing I want to say about it is that the Bible holds up for us models of prayer. That’s what I have tried to say the … Continue reading

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BLESS THIS HOUSE

I don’t know how our poll of this congregation about your favorite hymns is going to turn out. I do know that several years ago somebody did a poll that found that the favorite hymn of Americans was this one … Continue reading

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Unless the Lord Builds the House

I said last Sunday that I wanted to talk with you about prayer these next few weeks, maybe for this whole summer season. I guess I would want you to pray for a vision for this church of ours. I … Continue reading

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I Could Just Touch Him

I think that I have told at least some of you about my friend, the one who used to pray during the Lenten season, “Lord, during this season let me feel the wounds, let me know the sufferings of Christ.” … Continue reading

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TAKE NO THOUGHT

At the beginning of World War II, the man who was our pastor said to us one Sunday morning, shortly after the war began that during the course of the war he did not plan to make commentary of the … Continue reading

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HERE ARE MY MOTHER AND MY BROTHERS

When we talk about the ministry to children, here is the problem that we are talking about.  It has two parts: First of all, that although Christians, and especially Protestants, depend for their very life on knowing and interpreting the … Continue reading

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The Unfinished Sentence

All this week you have talked about last Sunday’s service, at least all of you to whom I have talked. I said to someone the other day, we have been doing the same thing for nine or ten years now, … Continue reading

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HE SUFFERED DEATH

Let me explain to you about the lectionary again.  What we read here for our scripture lessons on Sunday morning comes from a three year list of readings drawn in such a way that the whole Bible is read in … Continue reading

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