Yearly Archive: 2015

Union Precedes Kenosis

  Good morning, church. Last week, we talked about how we should, for the time being stop asking others to come to our church on Sunday mornings. I think some of us were a bit caught off guard by that. It sounds weird, doesn’t it? It has a certain shock value to it,…
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Make the Words Your Own- Using the Psalms as a Tool for Prayer

  Good morning, Church. Last week, we looked at using the Apostles Creed as a form of prayer. We sought to confess before God who we believe He is, and to affirm what the universal Church has held to be the truth for centuries. This morning, I’d like to take…
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On the Apostles Creed

  This summer, we have been looking at many different aspects, or parts, of prayer.  We’ve looked at the Old Testament, the New Testament, written prayers, praying for ourselves, praying for others, for our community, for our world, and a history of prayer. But, there’s one aspect of prayer that we…
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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Oswald Chambers, the author of the famous devotional book My Utmost For His Highest once said that: “Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.” We were reminded of that at Annual Conference a few weeks ago. Some of us here today might have even…
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Sabbath

Well, as I’m sure you can tell, I haven’t written much of anything as of late.  My last post was dated May 17th, which was about three weeks ago.  Since then, things have been a bit hectic for me, to say the least. Three weeks ago was finals week, as…
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Music, Autism, Pain, God, Prayer & Theology

  Music I love music. Even from a young age, music has always been a big part of my life. I guess I have my parents to blame for that. I was listening to Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, The Beatles 1962-1966, Hootie & the Blowfish’s Cracked Rear View, and Alanis…
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Means of Grace- The Lord’s Supper

Dinnertime Eating. Food. Sustenance. Chow. Grub. Whatever you like to call it, it is perhaps our most basic biological need- our need to eat. And drink. Think about it- We eat three meals a day. That’s twenty one meals a week, and one thousand and ninety two meals a year. Plus snacks. That’s a…
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Means of Grace- “Searching the Scriptures”

  I lost my sunglasses this week. I would say it’s not a big deal, because in the grand scheme of what else is going on in the world right now (Nepal earthquake, Baltimore protests, etc.) it’s really not, but it still bothers me. I don’t usually lose things. Keys,…
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Mastered By the Divine

The past several weeks, Pastor Rick has been sharing w/ us about reading Scripture. He’s taken us through several reasons why we who call ourselves disciples need be in the Word. He has also offered many different possibilities when it comes to how we can do it. This morning, I’d like to…
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Means of Grace- Prayer

Means of Grace Last week, I kicked off a series about what John Wesley came to call the “Means of Grace,” or, in other words, the ordinary ways through which God gives grace to His children. In his sermon “The Means of Grace,” Wesley lays out the three primary ways…
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