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Seen, Heard and Have Come

Reading for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: Exodus 3:2-14 We worship a God who is characterized by the cross — the ultimate sign of love known to humanity, not an angry storm god who needs to be appeased. I find it troubling when people of

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1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

Chicago Theological Seminary Reading for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 I am grateful to President Thistlethwaite for the invitation to be with you today – and to Dr. Haldeman and the LGBT students who worked with him on the marvelous liturgy that

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Up to Our Necks in Pearls

Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church, Phoenix, Ariz. Reading for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: The Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, sold all else that he had and bought it. (Matthew

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Our Power Is in Our Weakness

Readings for the Seventh Sunday of Easter: Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36; 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11; John 17:1-11 I have been drenched in scripture since even before I could read and write. My parents were devout Baptists, and I taught a Sunday School class for

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Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 18:1-15, Romans 5:1-5 According to a recent newspaper report, bouncers stopped a visitor on the way into a club in Germany because she was 80-years-old. The woman tried to slip past

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Love Makes You Do Stupid Things

Metropolitan Community Church of Columbia, S.C. Readings for Passion Sunday: 4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Morning by morning he wakens — wakens my ear to listen

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The Journey of Acceptance

Northaven United Methodist Church, Dallas, Texas Reading for the Second Sunday in Lent and Trinity Sunday: John 3:1-17 In case you haven’t figured it out, there is something advertisers know about us. There is something that the sellers of consumer goods know about us. There

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First United Methodist Church of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa. Readings for the Third Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 35:1-16, Luke 1:46-55 One of the characteristics of the life of faith is the experience of counterintuitive joy. Just when the logical response to external circumstances would seem to

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Blessings in Unexpected Places

Reading for the Fourth Sunday in Lent: The LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill your horn with oil and set out; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for

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What Is the Church?

Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C. Reading for the Fourth Sunday of Easter: They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done