Tag Archives: grace

Walls, Bridges, and the Future of the UMC

God’s love doesn’t look like a wall, or a building, or a bulwark or barrier. God’s love is a bridge, from the future to the present, an Advent realized when we understand that God’s power is manifest when we share in blessed communion with each other, and seek the good, the just, the merciful and the grace-filled. Continue reading

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We Are What He Made Us, Ephesians 2:1-10

You were dead once. Continue reading

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Healthy Skepticism, John 1: 43-51

Can anything good come out of Nazareth?
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Midnight Conversations, John 3:1-17

3 There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a Jewish leader. 2 He came to Jesus at night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God, for no one could do these miraculous signs … Continue reading

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Grace in the Bearing

A song is drifting in my heart One of light and grace A song that tells me to bear my sister’s burden My brother’s burden For in the bearing there is grace. It breaks my heart For I have many … Continue reading

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Receipt

What is forgiveness if it doesn’t cost anything? If it doesn’t demand anything? If grace is offered without change demanded it is of no more substance than a swag bag distributed at a weekend gathering a souvenir of a good … Continue reading

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Gifted

This sermon was delivered on January 6, 2012, at Wallace UMC. Matthew 2:1-12  2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. 2 They asked, “Where is … Continue reading

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