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The List That Finally Matters

Text: Matthew 9:35 - 10:8 Matthew loves lists. He begins his Gospel begins with a long list of who begat whom. And, today, he is at it again. I notice this about Matthew because I love lists myself. I find few things more satisfying than crossing off just enough items from one list to warrant making a new one. The uninformed and uninitiated do not appreciate lists. They rank list-making right down there with scribbling. Well, to all the non-list makers listening to this sermon, I beg to disagree. A list can be critical shorthand for crucial information. It says a great deal about what is on your mind and what is not. Just ask Matthew. In the middle of our text today, Matthew provides a list

Changing the Face of Fear

Text: Matthew 10:28-33 The year was 1955. The place was Montgomery, Alabama. Down the street from the state capitol sat Dexter Avenue Baptist Church. This black Baptist congregation was led by the erudite, brilliant, and wildly eccentric – Vernon Johns. On this particular day, Johns and his daughter were doing what they did every week, long before social media, years before virtual church. Father and daughter were fussing around with the letters to use on the large bulletin board sitting in the front yard of the church. They finished posting the title of Sunday’s sermon, closed the glass door, watched and waited. The title of the sermon read: “It’s Safe to Murder Negroes in Montgomery.” The

Now You Can Blog from Everywhere!

We’ve made it quick and convenient for you to manage your blog from anywhere. In this blog post we’ll share the ways you can post to your Wix Blog. Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard On the dashboard, you have everything you need to manage your blog in one place. You can create new posts, set categories and more. To head to your Dashboard, open the Wix Editor and click on Blog > Posts. Blogging from Your Published Site Did you know that you can blog right from your published website? After you publish your site, go to your website’s URL and login with your Wix account. There you can write and edit posts, manage comments, pin posts and more! Just click on the 3 dot icon ( ⠇) to see all the

Design a Stunning Blog

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The Power of Water

Text: Romans 6:1-11 I grew up in the Tidewater of Virginia. The James River, Chesapeake Bay, and Atlantic Ocean were my childhood neighbors. I swam in them, fished them, clammed them, boated on them. It did not take long before I learned to love but also to respect the awesome power of water. When I entered the College of William and Mary, you could not graduate until you could demonstrate a proficiency in swimming, to show an ability to survive in water. As a young pastor on the coast of Virginia, I spent several terrifying nights helping to house families chased inland by a Hurricane fed by powerful, angry water. In his poem, “Water,” the poet Philip Larkin muses about the power of water:

Last Lines That Linger

Texts: Matthew 28:16-20; II Corinthians 13:11-14 “It was the best of times. It was the worst of time.” So, begins Dickens’, A Tale of Two Cities. “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary.” So, begins Poe’s The Raven. “These are the times that try men’s souls” opens a series of essays by Thomas Paine. Shakespeare’s opening lines are among the most memorable. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” is the opening verse of Sonnet 18. “If music be the food of love, play on,” opens Twelfth Night. “Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York,” opens Richard III. And, who can forget the opening voices of the witches brewing trouble in Macbeth

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