Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 22, 2014

Luke 4:1-13 My first thought as I read about the temptation of Jesus is: Why would the devil waste his time to tempt Jesus? He knew who Jesus was and that he would not give in to temptations. Why did Satan … Continue reading

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October 21, 2014

Luke 3:15-22 I have often wondered what it must have been like on that day when the heavens opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Jesus like a dove and the voice of God thundered through the clouds. Seriously; can … Continue reading

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October 20, 2014

Luke 3:1-14 Tax collectors should collect only what is due and thieves should stop stealing. That is to say, we should live honest lives. Have you ever been “taken” by a salesperson because you trusted them to be the “expert” … Continue reading

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Pentecost 19A Sermon Audio

October 19, 2014 – Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost Click the links below for sermon audio. “Broken Promises and Unexpected Obedience,” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Youth Sunday Team Work,” Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Troutman, NC “Dues,” Pr. Mark … Continue reading

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House Church Conference

Here are some photos from the House Church Conference at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Gastonia, NC, compliments of Todd Cloninger of Antioch Lutheran Church, Dallas, NC.

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October 19, 2014

Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Max Lucado’s children’s book, You Are Special, is about a wooden person who must return to his creator to learn to avoid the labels his community awards each other. The master craftsman reassures him that he was … Continue reading

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October 18, 2014

Esther 2:5-8, 15-23; John 12:44-50 Some of you may remember an old TV game show in the late 1950’s called “Queen for a Day.” A lucky contestant was picked by the audience and showered with prizes. Although it might seem … Continue reading

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October 17, 2014

Acts 17:1-15 Sue Monk Kidd wrote in her book The Secret Life of Bees: “I hadn’t been out to the hives before, so to start off she gave me a lesson in what she called ‘bee yard etiquette.’ She reminded … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014

Job 28:1-28; Acts 16:25-40; John 12:27-36a John Barrymore, star of stage and screen, spent the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and ensuing fires and panic inebriated, hiding in a tub. What would have happened if the characters in Acts 16 performed … Continue reading

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October 15, 2014

Acts 16:16-24 “Don’t go looking for trouble.” That was advice my mother gave me numerous times as I headed out the door on a Friday or Saturday night. We do not have to go looking for trouble if the world … Continue reading

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