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The Elephant in the Room

John 9:1-41    Once there was a village where all the inhabitants were blind. One day, a man passed through riding an elephant. A group of the village men cried out asking the rider to let them touch the great … Continue reading

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The Evil of Tradition

       Give me a minute to explain. It’s just a title, meant to get your attention. Tradition is not evil as in “wicked.” That’s the point. Some traditions are very good and some traditions are not so good. What … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God, Born Again, and Grace

John 3:1-17           OMG. Why haven’t I noticed this until now? I’ve been preaching and writing about the kingdom of heaven and the kingdom of God for fifteen years. I even led a group on the kingdom of heaven this … Continue reading

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Children’s Sermon on Forgiveness

  Objects needed: pine cones or sweet gum seeds (any seeds with sharp points) for children to hold in their hands.      Have any of you ever been hit by a friend? Maybe that friend wanted a toy you were playing … Continue reading

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Personal Studies during Lent

       Many people like to use the time during Lent to make a personal attempt to grow in their spirit of love for God. I have developed two options using two books I’ve written that lend themselves to this … Continue reading

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Translation of Matt. 6:24-34

       Many of you know I’m re-translating the Gospels. Sometimes I’m simply putting in synonyms for English words, but sometimes I’m redefining them from the Greek. I am also correcting – yes, I say correcting – some of the … Continue reading

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Not Resisting Evil in an Evil World

       Why don’t Christians take Jesus’s advice? He has given the world guidance in how we can have more peace in our lives. His advice is not for Christians alone, he came to save the world from itself. But … Continue reading

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The Problem with Adultery

Matt. 5:27-32      I’ve retranslated (in rough drafts) the Gospels of Mark and Luke and now I’m working on Matthew. So far, unfortunately, chapter five of Matthew has to be one of the chapters that I’m most disappointed in how … Continue reading

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Greatest and Least in the Kingdom of Heaven

Matt. 5:13-20      Are there going to be levels of greatness in Paradise? If there are, it wouldn’t be much different than what we have on earth. It would be a glorified caste system, some people imagining they are better … Continue reading

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New Book Cover for Praying the Gospels with Martin Luther

       In celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the church doors, I decided it is time to change the cover of my book. I liked the old cover but it really didn’t give … Continue reading

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