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Preparing for Sunday - 6.25.2017

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  [R]eligion poisons everything. —Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great.   “Religion” is what we make it. It moves from the human being to God; the arrow points from earth to heaven. The key ingredient in religion is the spiritual capacity and development of the ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 6.18.2017

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Sermon Summary: We often approach life with either fear or a tendency to fight, having forgotten that Christ is actively at work. As we remember that Jesus is our reigning king, we can ask, how can we follow where he leads without fear? How can we love one another?   Passage to Consider: ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 6.11.2017

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 I saw them eating and I knew who they were. —Ancient Near Eastern Proverb   If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas. —Anonymous   The mafia and the church are the two places where you have to be bad to get in. —John Sartelle   As holy as ...

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Tags: gospel, grace, righteousness

Preparing for Sunday - 6.4.2017

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  Everybody needs a little forgiveness. —Patty Griffin I wished there existed someone to whom I could say that I was sorry. —Thomas Fowler in The Quiet American, by Graham Greene The historian…simply cannot portray the progress of humanity honestly, without giving a ...

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Tags: forgiveness, pentecost

Preparing for Sunday - 5.28.2017

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  "Are you in pain, Frodo?” said Gandalf quietly as he rode by Frodo's side. “Well, yes I am,” said Frodo.  “It is my shoulder. The wound aches, and the memory of darkness is heavy on me. It was a year ago today.” “Alas! there are some wounds that ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 5.21.2017

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  There are different concepts of autonomy. One is autonomy as free action, living completely independently, free of coercion and limitation. This kind of freedom is a common battle cry in our culture. But it is . . . a fantasy. —Dr. Atul Gawande, Being Mortal No right, no wrong, no ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 5.14.2017

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  Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, … to make your name known to your adversaries, and that the nations might tremble at your presence! –Isaiah, the Prophet   The content of the gospel is the drawing near of the reign of God…. –Rikki ...

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Preparing for Sunday - 4.30.2017

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  The way of trust is a movement into obscurity, into the undefined, into ambiguity, not into some predetermined, clearly delineated plan for the future.  The next step discloses itself only out of a discernment of God acting in the desert of the present moment. The reality of naked ...

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Preparing for Easter Sunday - 4.16.2017

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  And ah for a man to arise in me, That the man I am may cease to be! —Alfred Tennyson If life had a second edition, how I would correct the proofs. —John Clare Oh, wretched ephemeral race … why do you compel me to tell you what it would be most expedient for you ...

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