Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Temptation to Refuse Being Sent

 – Matthew 3:13-4:11                    Sometimes when you read the newspapers or watch television you begin to say about this world we live in: “What’s the world coming to?”  Those boys killed 27 people in Houston.  Did you read what the … Continue reading

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The Fine Art of Shriveling

 Exodus 20:8-11                   I am sure that you have heard that the definition of an expert that goes around with traveling experts.  An expert is anybody who has a briefcase and is more than 50 miles from home.  (I see … Continue reading

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Love is Always Made Flesh

Matthew 2:1-12                 Some of you may be members of Christmas Clubs around town, I never have had enough money after Christmas to join one myself, but maybe you do.  There is another club around town, however, that has some … Continue reading

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A New Name for a New Year

Isaiah 61:10 – 62:3, Ephesians 1:3-6,15-16, John 1:1-18                 When Shakespeare has Juliet ask “What’s in a name?” he does not mean to convince us that names are unimportant, for it was their names that came most between the two … Continue reading

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Where is the Miracle?

Isaiah 42:1-7, Acts 10:34-38, Mark 1:4-11 This morning I want to start at the end of the service and work forward from there.  We are going to close the service this morning with the Wesleyan covenant prayer.  It is printed … Continue reading

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