Tag Archives: Spirituality

A Moment of Rest, Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. 2     He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters;[a] 3     he restores my soul.[b] He leads me in right paths[c]     for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I … Continue reading

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Day 9: Against a Genetic Faith

In my scripture reading today of Romans 4:1-12, the first verse punched me in the face.  So what are we going to say? Are we going to find that Abraham is our ancestor on the basis of genealogy? That is … Continue reading

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The Goal of Spiritual Growth

Want to watch the sermon live? Check it out here! Click on the video for July 27, 2014. new.livestream.com/lufkinfirst/events/3222943   Matthew 13:31-33, 13:44-52   New International Version (NIV)   31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard … Continue reading

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Shabbat Shalom

This sermon was delivered at Lufkin First United Methodist Church on August 25, 2013. Luke 13:10-17 Common English Bible (CEB)   10 Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. 11 A woman was there who had been disabled by … 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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A Spiritual Religion, A Religious Spirituality

    This sermon was delivered November 18th, 2012, at Wallace UMC. Hebrews 10:11-25 Common English Bible (CEB)   11 Every priest stands every day serving and offering the same sacrifices over and over, sacrifices that can never take away sins. 12 But … Continue reading

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Be the Body- Empowered by the Spirit

  Ephesians 3:1-21   3This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for* Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles— 2for surely you have already heard of the commission of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3and … Continue reading

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