Tag Archives: Baptism

Starting the Year Clean, Mark 1:4-11

Every year we promise ourselves that we’re going to do better this year, that we’re going to be better people. We’re going to lose that weight, or write that book, or build that project in the garage. We’re inspired by a new sense of invigoration by  the marking of a new year.

The cynical part of me always wants to roll my eyes at this, though. Are we really going to live up to these lofty ideals? Or are we going to break our resolutions immediately at the first hint of weakness? Continue reading

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Found in the Water

Exodus 1:8-2:10 Common English Bible (CEB)   8 Now a new king came to power in Egypt who didn’t know Joseph. 9 He said to his people, “The Israelite people are now larger in number and stronger than we are. … Continue reading

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We Have Seen the Lord

This sermon was preached on April 7th, 2013, at Wallace United Methodist Church, on the occasion of Confirmation Sunday.   John 20:19-31 When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the … Continue reading

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Day 2: The L-Word

John 1:29-34 (NRSV) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man … Continue reading

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