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February 2011 Blog Posts (4)

Reading our Palms - SERMON

Florida still has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, and many of the people who have jobs feel insecure about their future.  Yet, in today's lesson, Jesus tells his disciples not to worry.  How does this sound to someone whose utilities have been cut off and whose kids have growling bellies? Reading Our Palms 02-27-11.docx.pdf

Added by Becky on February 27, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Third Way - SERMON

Several years ago, I came across Walter Wink's thoughts about "The Third Way." Using socio-historical information to describe first century cultural realities and customs, Dr. Wink set the context of Jesus' teachings in Matthew's Sermon on the Mount within a culture saturated in violence, oppression, rigid hierarchy, and disdain for the poor. Some Jewish leaders of the time wanted the people to react with an armed uprising.  Others, especially those benefitting from the Roman way of doing… Continue

Added by Becky on February 20, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

17+10=CD Tithe - SERMON

I've heard the day the priest asks the congregation for their "yearly pledge" called the "annual begathon."  Too True.  And even though Jesus talked about money - a lot - it's one place folks don't want their pastor to be a bit like Jesus. Yet, it's not so much WHAT we give as WHY that concerns the Lord.  So, why give?  Why tithe to a tiny old church past its glory days? Because there is a unique, God-given purpose for the Christian Disciples here to live into in order to proclaim the Reign of… Continue

Added by Becky on February 13, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

17+10=CD Relate. Serve. Worship. - SERMON

The past few weeks' sermons are, essentially, considerations of St. Augustine's spiritual advice: "Love God and do as you please." Spiritual transformation and maturity come, I think, from changing what we want to be what Jesus wants us to want. I'm not there yet.   17+10=CD Relate. Serve. Worship. 02-06-11.pdf.  

Added by Becky on February 6, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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