Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 22, 2015

Luke 18:31-43 Jesus told them plainly; once they reached Jerusalem, he would be turned over to the Gentiles, be beaten and then killed. Yet on the third day, God would raise him from the grave. Even as we know this … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015

Matthew 15:29-39 They come from of nowhere; the lost and hungry, the forgotten and homeless. They appear on street corners, holding signs, asking for a hand out, begging for change. Others are drawn to churches, pleading for assistance with a … Continue reading

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June 20, 2015

Luke 18:15-30 I do not fly often; but, when I do, I find it best to just take a carry-on. Carrying too much baggage takes away the joy of traveling. It can also switch your temperament from pleasant to irritable … Continue reading

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June 19, 2015

Luke 18:9-14 Who is righteous? What the Pharisee says is true. The Pharisee has set himself apart from others by adherence to the law. So before we judge him too quickly, we must ask ourselves if we have not uttered … Continue reading

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Prayers for Emanuel AME Church and the City of Charleston

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015

Luke 18:1-8 The persecution of Christians is not a foreign reality in this age. Recently, Christian persecution has been vividly painted by the capture of over two hundred young girls in Nigeria, the execution of over one hundred-forty Christian students … Continue reading

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June 17, 2015

Deuteronomy 13:1-11. Many years ago there was a television show called “To Tell the Truth.” Panelists were given three individuals who claimed to be the central character being discussed. At the end of the show the announcer would ask, “Will … Continue reading

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June 16, 2015

Luke 17:11-19, 2 Corinthians 6:3-13 While in the navy, once my ship was securely docked in Port Au Prince, Haiti, children began swimming alongside begging us to “Throw me a nickel Joe!” As we tossed coins to them, the kids … Continue reading

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June 15, 2015

Luke 17:1-10 Temptations to sin are sure to come; sin is unavoidable. No matter how hard we try to keep God’s commandments and do what is right, we will fail. No one, not even the first disciples, can resist all … Continue reading

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Pentecost 3B Sermon Audio

June 14, 2015 – The Third Sunday After Pentecost Click the links below for sermon audio. “Four Monks and a Rabbi,” Pr. David Hefner, Shiloh Lutheran Church, Hickory, NC “What is Your Relationship to Christ” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, … Continue reading

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