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Of One Heart and Soul, Acts 4:32-35

There is little in the world as rare or as fragile as having more than one person being completely clear and in agreement with one another. If that ever happens, I will guarantee you that it doesn’t last long. It’s … Continue reading

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Announcements and Updates

Since Easter, I have had the joy and the honor of leading a grand experiment at my church, Lufkin First United Methodist Church. That experiment was a new worship service, one designed to reach out to a different set of … Continue reading

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Remarkably Supportive Water

Matthew 14:22-33 Common English Bible (CEB)   22 Right then, Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go ahead to the other side of the lake while he dismissed the crowds. 23 When he sent them away, he … Continue reading

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An Epistle to the United Methodist Church

To the United Methodist Church in the United States, Grant, a commissioned elder in the United Methodist Church, expecting ordination in 2015, Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to begin by … Continue reading

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The Restoration of Hope

This sermon was delivered on June 9th at Wallace UMC. (A quick note: For those who don’t know, I have been recently appointed to begin work at a new church, Lufkin First United Methodist Church, as an associate pastor. That … Continue reading

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Day 7: The Business of the Church

Luke 6:32-38 32 ‘If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For … Continue reading

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Called to Give: Presence

This sermon was delivered on January 20, 2012, at Wallace UMC. 1 Timothy 4:6-16 6 If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters,* you will be a good servant* of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of … Continue reading

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