Sermons from June 2021

Sermons from June 2021

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Normal or Nomad

1 Samuel 8: 4-11, 16-20; Mark 3:20-35 June 27, 2021———-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Guest Preacher, Rev. Christy Ramsey We have all felt like Samuel. No, I’m not talking about being called old by the people, although we may have been there, too.  I’m talking about Samuel going crazy.  This is crazy Samuel time.  When you know what is right.  When you know what happens, and what will happen, and how the world is arranged, and you tell the people that. …
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Praise to Our Fathers

Isaiah 40:28-31;———–2 Timothy 3:10-17———— June 20, 2021 Praise to Our Fathers Elaine York, Commissioned Lay Pastor This morning I will speak of three kinds of fathers. One, our biological fathers, grandfathers and great grandfathers. Do we have any great grandfathers here today? Please raise your hands! Thank you!! Second, we will talk about step fathers, father’s through adoption, uncles, mentors and any other significant men in the lives of children. And third, we will give praise and honor to our…
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God Sees the Potential

1 Samuel 15:34 – 16:13; 2 Corinthians 5:6-17; Mark 4:26-34 God Sees the Potential             3rd Sunday after Pentecost – – – -June 13, 2021   Many of you know the name of Ben Carson, the former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.  Still more of you know that he had a career as an acclaimed brain surgeon.  But I think that most of you don’t know that Ben was born to a woman who only completed 3rd grade.  She married real…
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From Temporary to Eternal

From Temporary to Eternal     2nd  Pentecost Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1;    June 6, 2021;    Mark 6:20-35 Most of us know what a mirage is, right?  You’re out in the desert, hot and parched, and you see up ahead some WATER, shimmering in the heat!  You move toward the water, anticipating a good drink.  But, of course, when you get there, the water has all disappeared!  It was an optical illusion, not really there at all.  We’ve seen this…
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The Father’s Adoption

The Father’s Adoption                       Trinity Sunday Romans 8:12-17   May 30, 2021   John 3:1-17  In 1954, just four years after The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe made a big splash on the literary scene, C. S. Lewis published The Horse and His Boy.  It’s actually the fifth book published in a series that later came to be called The Chronicles of Narnia.  (Now, remember: Lewis was a man with a deeply-held Christian faith, and his books convey an underlying message of…