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Sunday’s Sermon Today – More Than Stories: Eating Well, Living Right (Daniel)

Most of us have gone through a phase where we wanted to lose weight. We’ve tried plenty of methods, working out, not eating after a certain time, getting a better night’s sleep, several little meals versus breakfast/lunch/dinner, whatever the latest … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – More Than Stories: Saints in Different Shapes (I Kings 17:1-6)

Sometimes, the line¬†between saint and sinner is razor thin. There’s the story of a¬†minister who died and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who`s dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – More Than Stories: Face Your Giants (I Samuel 17)

Sometimes, we want to simplify everything and make things black and white, Hoos or Hokies, Trump or Clinton. But the truth about life is that things are rarely either/or. Often, they are the results of decisions made over a lifetime, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – More Than Stories: Freed By God (Exodus 12:1-13)

Freedom. It’s that thing we grasp onto but can hardly control. It’s the foundational principle that the United States was built on, that the Civil War was fought for, that is still held out as the standard for countries and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – More Than Stories: What Does Forgiveness Look Like? (Gen. 37)

It all starts with a dream, ends up in a nightmare, and somehow ends happily ever after. It’s the ridiculous story of the life of Joseph that never seems to be typical but somehow shows us the miraculous love of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: Wrestling With God (Gen. 32:24-32)

The sun is just starting to come up over the hills in the distance, and he can see the figure of the angel walking away into the mist of the early morning dew. Lying battered and bloody, Jacob lays beside … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: More Than Stories – Who God Calls (Gen. 15:1-17, Heb. 11:8-16)

Is there a call you dread getting? A call you try to avoid on a regular basis? As a United Methodist pastor, I am always checking my caller ID from February through April. That’s the time of year when the … Continue reading

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