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Humility and Wisdom by bob

April 29th, 2012

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Gotcha doesn’t bring many people to Christ. Proverbs 11:2 April 29, 2012 Easy questions to answer Last week Pastor Paul and I began preaching on the subject of humility.  We’re going to be on that subject for several weeks, so I invited follow up questions on humility.  I received several – ·         How does humility […]

I don’t know exactly why, but Linda and I always come back from the annual board meeting of Faithful and Welcoming Churches very encouraged.  So it was last week. To be sure, being an ECOT (evangelical, conservative, orthodox, or traditional) in the UCC is at times humbling and hard. 

Every Sunday Corinth worshipers see on your bulletin that Corinth is a “Faithful and Welcoming congregation of the United Church of Christ.”  It seems those connections are front and center this week.

The Humble Life by bob

April 22nd, 2012

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Humility is essential for evangelism. Philippians 2:1-11 April 22, 2012 Emboldening the shy virtue The headline by Newsweek’s Jon Meacham was startling: “The End of Christian America.”  Meacham was commenting on the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), which had reported that the percentage of Americans claiming to be Christian fell from 86% to 76% […]

Strangely Warmed by bob

April 8th, 2012

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The only path to intimacy with God is to an invite an invasion. Luke 24:13-35 April 8, 2012 The craving for intimacy I’m going to begin today with what seems an odd topic for an Easter sermon: marriage.  Even stranger, I’m going to begin with the lyrics to a folk song sung by the boys […]