Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 23, 2014

Matthew 7:1-12 I like to think I was a good father who, along with their mother, provided for our three daughters while they grew up. In that regard l like to think I am a pretty good guy, but I … Continue reading

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May 22, 2014

Leviticus 19:26-37; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Matthew 6:25-34 Several years ago, while doing a neighborhood visitation, I came to an apartment where the occupant wanted to invite me inside. That was impossible though, because the resident stood at the door, blocking … Continue reading

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May 21, 2014

Matthew 6:19-24 All of us have family heirlooms that have been handed down from generation to generation. One family treasured a very old vase. They even kept it on the mantle where everybody could see it. When the mother came … Continue reading

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The latest upgrade of our email subscription software removed the right-hand column on each page of our site. We allowed a few weeks for the plugin creator to fix the problem. This has not happened, so the subscription software has been altogether … Continue reading

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May 20, 2014

Leviticus 16:20-34, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 6:7-15 We use the term “scapegoat” without remembering where it comes from. In Leviticus we learn that Aaron, the high priest, was supposed to lay his hands on the head of a goat, then another … Continue reading

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Dedication of Church Grounds

Advent Lutheran Church, Kings Mountain Dedication of Church Grounds Sunday, May 18, 2014 From the opening strains of “Surely the Presence of the Lord Is in This Place,” sung by the choir from a trailer platform, to the closing benediction, … Continue reading

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May 19, 2014

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Imagine holding in your hand a fresh, bright, red apple. There is not a single blemish on it; the apple is perfect and you cannot wait to take a bite. Sinking your teeth into the fruit, you … Continue reading

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Seminarian Graduates

Tonya Brittain, one of our mission district seminarians, finished a year of Lutheran studies at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, then graduated from Hood Theological Seminary, Saturday, May 14, 2014. She received the Master of Divinity degree. Tonya also received The President’s Award, given … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014

Leviticus 8:1-13, 30-36, Hebrews 12:1-14, Luke 4:16-30 Our Old Testament reading reminds us of the importance of those called by God to serve his people and the meaning of them being set apart by their dress as God used Moses … Continue reading

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May 17, 2014

Matthew 5:43-48 The movie “Hotel Rwanda” depicts one of the most vivid examples of enemies. Based on the true story of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and Burundi, it shows what may be considered the “worst” of human nature. The … Continue reading

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