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Beloved Children of God, 1 John 3:1-8

All those in Christ, saints living and dead, are bound together as a family of love. We aren’t a family by genetics, although some are related. We are a family bound by love, love poured out for you and for many on the cross. That love fills our cup today, and that love should cover any disagreements, any arguments, any divisions we have. If we but remember that we are all children of God, bound together by love, then what could keep us apart? Continue reading

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Knit

My family is small, and close, and knit by blood but I have another family much broader that is bound by the body and the blood. This family is not perfect. What family is? There is much strife and division … Continue reading

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Continue?

The following was preached on January 3, 2015, in Hemphill and Pineland UMC’s.  Scripture: Matthew 26:17-30 Perhaps the best way to start is with a bit about yours truly. Growing up, especially in my early days, video games were not nearly … 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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Aftershocks of the Empty Tomb: Surprise

Luke 24:13-35   13 On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. 15 While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and … Continue reading

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A Family Without Borders

This sermon was delivered at Wallace UMC on Oct. 7. Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 Long ago God spoke to our ancestors in many and various ways by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by a … Continue reading

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Be the Body- Held to a Higher Standard

Ephesians 4:17-5:21 Common English Bible (CEB)   The old and new life 17 So I’m telling you this, and I insist on it in the Lord: you shouldn’t live your life like the Gentiles anymore. They base their lives on pointless … Continue reading

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