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The First Evangelist, John 4.5-42

  He came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, which was near the land Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there. Jesus was tired from his journey, so he sat down at the well. It was … Continue reading

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A Tempting Test, Matthew 4:1-11

4 Then the Spirit led Jesus up into the wilderness so that the devil might tempt him. 2 After Jesus had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was starving. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “Since you are God’s … Continue reading

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Overwhelming, Matthew 17:1-9

It’s sometimes hard to describe something that is overwhelming, powerful, and glorious. Sometimes, it’s so hard that people won’t ever believe you until they experience it themselves. One of my favorite science fiction movies is the movie “Contact.” Based on … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Sermon: Clean Heart, Dirty Forehead

If Jesus saw us today, I bet he would have good chuckle to himself. Reading this passage from the Sermon on the Mount, and from Joel, and from the other scriptures, it all seems a bit of a paradox. Over … Continue reading

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An Everlasting Dynasty, 2 Samuel 7:1-14a

Being a wanderer of sorts, being rooted in one place has always been sort of a fantasy for me. I’ve never stayed in one place for very long. The longest I’ve ever lived in one place was for six years. … Continue reading

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The People Demand a King, 1 Samuel 8:4-20

Perhaps you just listened to this particular bit of scripture that was read and you are wondering to yourself: “Why in God’s name is Pastor Grant reading to us a scripture about Israel demanding a king?” A couple of answers … Continue reading

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The Prophet is Called, 1 Samuel 3:1-21

I will admit that I’m not the best at diagnosing what is wrong with a car, or even recognizing something is wrong until it’s too late. I was not gifted with the talents of mechanical understanding. I am guilty of … Continue reading

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