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Sermon Notes: With the Dawn of Redeeming Grace

Tonight concludes the Advent sermon series, “Repeat Sounding the Joy, “where we have looked closely at the theological teaching in favored Christmas carols. The first Sunday in Advent we looked at the theme of expectation as taught by Charles Wesley … Continue reading

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Sermon: “The Old Double Reverse”

Scripture: Luke 19:1-10. Not only is the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus one of the most popular Bible stories for children, it is also very important for disciples as it speaks to the nature and needs of disicpleship. As the … Continue reading

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Sermon: But Wait, There’s More!

Scripture: Ephesians 1:5-19 This passage is a Eulogy of God as we are reminded of the blessings upon blessings God has bestowed upon us in Christ. I suggest this might be the first Info-mercial or better said, Info-pistle. http://www.christ4u.org/christ4u/sermon_11_3_2013_11_30am_

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What’s In A Name: 9/11 Reflection

On the first anniversary of 9/11 I was pastor at First United Methodist church in Farmersville Texas. As on the day of the attack we worshipped on the first anniversary. It was a powerful worship service. In many ways more … Continue reading

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The Theology of Apollo

A clergy friend of mine posted on Facebook that she wished she was like the Space Shuttle, gently reentering the atmosphere and landing on a runway rather than old Apollo Capsule that plunged through the atmosphere and splashed into the … Continue reading

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Sermon: Paradise Redeemed

From the “PULPit Fiction Series of Sermons:” Redemptive Acts of Jesus that outside of faith and relationship with God are fictional stories from pulpits. http://r.b5z.net/i/u/10092240/m/Sermon_130303_1130.mp3

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“Les Miserables” Shows Who We Are and Who We Can Be

Given that “Les Miserables” is perhaps the most successful and popular stage musical of all time, and given the star quality of the cast, “LesMiserables” was one of the most anticipated films of 2012.  Also adding to the anticipation was the curiosity behind the challenge … Continue reading

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Bond, Baptism, and Beginning Again

After seeing the newest James Bond film, “Skyfall,” I thought about the nature of rebooting.  Celebrating 50 years of Bond, the newest edition continues the reboot of the series that began two films ago with the casting of Daniel Craig … Continue reading

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Erica and me, Christmas, 1957 It’s been a rough couple of months. Losing the first cat wasn’t so bad (I wrote a nice article for the newspaper about that). The second cat was a lot…

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“It’s All in the Attitude.”

When I was pastoring in Bogata Texas I had an encounter that has ministered to me many times through the years.  I was in the sanctuary of the church when the minister at the Baptist church came by to meet … Continue reading

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