Tag Archives: grace

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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Be the Body: Chosen for Holiness

Ephesians 1:3-23 English Standard Version (ESV)   3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4  even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, … Continue reading

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Lent, Day 12: The J-Word

John 5:16-29 Common English Bible (CEB)  16 As a result, the Jewish leaders were harassing Jesus, since he had done these things on the Sabbath. 17 Jesus replied, “My Father is still working and I am working too.” 18 For this reason the Jewish leaders wanted … Continue reading

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