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All posts by Rev. Dr. Rodney E. Wilmoth

Glasses resting on Bible

On Being Put to the Test

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minn. Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 22:1-14, Matthew 10:40-42 Anyone who has ever listened to radio has heard the test of the Emergency Broadcast System in which the announcer says, “This is a test. This is

Man begging with cup

Loving Those Who Cannot Help Themselves

Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church, Minneapolis, Minn.  Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: 1 John 5:9-13, John 17:11b-19 Someday I’m going to preach a sermon on phrases some folks think are from the Bible. Phrases like: “The Lord helps those who help themselves.” People