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Advent Wreath by bob

November 30th, 2014

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Advent Theme November 24-30: Hope Scripture for this week:  Isaiah 11:1-9 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Each Sunday during Advent, I will post a suggestion for family worship connected to the week’s theme.  This week’s theme is “Hope.”  You might want to consider buying or making a home Advent wreath, lighting one additional candle each week. […]

Thanksgiving Devotions and Prayer by bob

November 27th, 2014

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Thanksgiving in America has become a “thankful for” holiday instead a “thankful to” holiday.  I suppose on some level that works for a pluralistic culture, but the Bible emphasizes not the subject of our thanks, but the object.  “I will give thanks to you, O LORD, with all my heart” (Psalm 9:1).  “….singing to God […]

I will remember out loud the truth about who God is. Isaiah 63:7-14 November 23, 2014 Depression and preaching I could not sit down on Thursday of this past week to write this sermon without hearing Wednesday night in my head.  This fall I have been leading a marriage class each Wednesday evening, mostly video-based.  […]

Sara Bracewell – Finally Home by bob

November 18th, 2014

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I would like to begin today with my own personal “Sara Bracewell” scrapbook.  Over the years I have kept a folder of notes and papers for each family in the church, although I will admit that I gave it more attention in my early years as pastor here.  But that’s perfect for Sara! Let me […]

“Fear does not work as long as there is hope.”  (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) Isaiah 61:1-11 November 16, 2014 A glimmer of hope About a year and a half ago, I shared from this pulpit that Linda and I had gone to see the first film in a trilogy called “The Hunger Games.”  I […]