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The Truth That Reigns Above All

Festival of the Resurrection   Matthew 28:1-10 Brothers and sisters in Christ, welcome to the resurrection! There is no greater joy in all the world than to proclaim this truth—the truth that is above all else—the truth that reigns above all in all creation. Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Halleluia! Halleluia! The joy we … Continue reading

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Broken Hearted

Maundy Thursday One of the most profound things I’ve ever heard spoken about scripture is this: God did not give us the bible we wanted; he gave us the bible we needed. So, too, is this true of Jesus. God did not give us the savior, the messiah, that the Jews expected or wanted or … Continue reading

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Unexpected Heroes

Lent 4 A    1 Samuel 16:1-13 Recently, people all across the country have been fascinated by pieces of paper with complex systems of lines on them like some sort of strange tree’s root system. Many have shouted at televisions, hung their heads in despair, or pumped their fists in the air with triumph. It is … Continue reading

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Waterfall

Lent 3A     John 4:5-42 I will never forget the first time I saw a waterfall in person. When I was a child I had seen the picture of Looking Glass Falls in my mother’s old photo album. There was something about it—I always wanted to see that picture when she got out her album. Small … Continue reading

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Sparkle In The Shadow

Lent 2A Genesis 12:1-4a John 3:1-17 Lent is a very odd season. Every year I say this and every year it still is. Lent is full of impositions, contradictions, and uncomfortable places. What to give up? Why to give it up? I’ve heard some very heated arguments in the past few years about whether or … Continue reading

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