Monthly Archives: April 2012

When Only God “Can Do”

Self-sufficiency is a myth perpetuated  by pride and temporary success. (1) John Wayne is The American Hero.  He is strong, compassionate, firm, gracious, and independent! Most Americans are raised to be self-sufficient.  I was, so was my wife, and so were our … Continue reading

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A Chosen People

A Chosen People 1 Peter 2:9-17 Sermon – April 29, 2012 I. The Hunger Games A. Teen sensation Movie recently released 3 book trilogy – Suzanne Collins The Hunger Games Catching Fire The Mockingjay B.  Oppressive Futuristic State Sense US … Continue reading

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“Thank You God” Prayer

Thank You God When I teach leaders to pray, I start by teaching the group the Thank You God form of prayer.  It is a simple and safe form of group prayer. Everyone prays in turn as we move around the circle.  … Continue reading

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Gifts Galore

Come to me with empty hands and an open heart,  ready to receive abundant blessings. (1) I have a hard time receiving gifts because either my pride or my expectations are too high. I do not believe I am alone. A … Continue reading

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Rush Hour

The cross is desecrated by the feet of forgetfulness. (1) In the weeks after the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, church pews were filled with worshippers.  Some came to mourn, some came … Continue reading

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A Silent Presence is Grief’s Present

Oh, how slow grief is to come to understanding!  Grief is ignorant and does not even care to learn. (1) . Grief is 100% pure emotion! There is nothing in grief which is rational. Grief can only be felt! There are … Continue reading

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Disconnected and Blessed

We live in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy, and  therefore starved for meditation and true friendship. (1) Surprisingly, the quote above does not come for a social scientist analyzing the culture of the 21st century.  The quote is … Continue reading

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