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Holy Shamoley – July 29, 2018

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Ephesians 3:14 – 21  When I served a church in Woodstock, NY, I learned about an expression, “Holy Shamoley!” from a church member. His name is Knud Hansen, a wonderful human-being, a very faithful servant of God. Along with his wife, Gladys, they were pillars of the church. They were also known as “Grandpa and […]

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Solitude, Silence and Sabbath – Jul 22, 2018

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Mark 6:30-34 Everyone needs a rest and we need to go to a secluded place once in a while.  As some of you know, we are planning a cross-country road trip during my vacation.  I hope this could be my “secluded place” that I need to go for a rest.  But, I am not sure…, […]

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Murder of a Prophet – July 15, 2018

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Mark 6:14-29 I wonder what was your first reaction when you heard our lesson today.  Weren’t you surprised to hear about John the Baptist in July?  (Because), we are used to contending with John the Baptist in Advent season.  Every December while we try to do our Christmas shopping, John holds forth, telling us to […]

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A Paradox: Strength in Weakness – July 8, 2018

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2 Cor. 12: 2-10 In our text today, Paul says, “I am strong, when I am weak.”  Strength in weakness?  Power in weakness?  This is a count-cultural message, isn’t it? Power and strength are worshipped by most people, and weakness is despised above all things.  It goes against everything we’ve been taught.   I don’t […]