Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 23, 2014

Joshua 23:1-16; Romans 15:25-33; Matthew 27:11-23 Pilate was amazed that Jesus gave no answer to the charges against him. This may amaze us too, since we are always ready to defend a cause—particularly our own. Yet, Jesus was determined to … Continue reading

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August 22, 2014

Matthew 27:1-10 I was saddened to hear of the death of Robin Williams and even more so to learn that it was suicide. Constantly battling addiction to drugs and alcohol, and then Parkinson’s disease, life for the world’s funniest man … Continue reading

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August 21, 2014

Matthew 26:69-75 “That woman is the Queen of Denial!” I have heard people say this when someone has not faced the truth of a situation. Peter became the “Denier of the King” as he stood in the High Priest’s courtyard … Continue reading

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August 20, 2014

Romans 14:13-23; Matthew 26:57-68 Confronted by our sin against others, sometimes all we can do is remain silent. Our shame is too great for words; the hurt we have caused cannot be erased by speaking. We all suffer from the … Continue reading

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August 19, 2014

Joshua 8:1-22 I love old movies—especially when John Wayne is in them. In one scene from “The Horse Soldiers,” Wayne’s character encounters an old comrade who is now on the opposite side of the battle. Wayne’s men have captured his … Continue reading

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August 18, 2014

Matthew 26:36-46 A restaurant was recently featured in the news for offering a unique discount. It was not a discount for students or seniors. Instead, if the server observed a customer praying over their meal they received a fifteen percent … Continue reading

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Pentecost 10A Sermon Audio

August 17, 2014 – Tenth Sunday After Pentecost “How Much is the Kingdom of Heaven Worth?” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Do Not Live Lives of Complaceny,” Pr. Dieter Punt, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Hold On,” … Continue reading

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August 17, 2014

Joshua 6:15-27; Mark 2:1-12 Do we carry the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ? Do we find ourselves willing to be a person that one can depend upon to be a reliable partner to assist in good times … Continue reading

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August 16, 2016

Romans 13:1-7; Matthew 26:26-35 I am troubled by this question: How often do we deny Christ? In our Reading from Matthew, we learn of Peter’s denial but in reading between the lines we learn that Peter, and according to John … Continue reading

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August 15, 2014

Romans 12:9-21 There seems to be so much evil in our world today. Violence, exploitation, oppression, persecution, and injustice seem to be the new norm. Many news media sources, movies, and electronic games perpetuate this rampant cycle of hatred. Christians … Continue reading

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