Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 22, 2015

1 Samuel 16:1-13; Acts 10:1-16; Luke 24:13-35 God just doesn’t do things the way we would do them. Of all the possibilities for a king, God chose David. David was a mere shepherd, the youngest son of Jesse, a farmer … Continue reading

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July 21, 2015

Acts 9:32-43 There is an old saying that bears much truth: “When the phone rings at 2:00 a.m. it is usually bad news.” For most people, such an hour is meant for sleeping. But when a family member is away … Continue reading

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July 20, 2015

Acts 9:19-31 Paul is all fired up for the gospel. After his conversion, he is ready to proclaim Jesus to all who want to hear. All should have gone well, but in our text, we see quite the contrary. This … Continue reading

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Pentecost 8B Sermon Audio

July 19, 2015 – The Eighth Sunday After Pentecost Click the link below for sermon audio. “Christ Has Sent Us: Will You Go?” Pr. Stéphane Kalonji, Reformation Lutheran Church, New Bern, NC “Paul in Lystra,” Chaplain Diana Bowler, Holy Trinity Lutheran … Continue reading

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July 19, 2015

Matthew 22:1-14 One part of today’s parable addresses something disturbing to many minds: After inviting street walkers and bystanders to the wedding feast, the king throws out the one man found not wearing wedding clothes. That sounds strange. In our … Continue reading

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July 18, 2015

1 Samuel 14: 16-30 I didn’t think; I let my emotions get away with me. How many times have we all made rash statements or decisions. If we are honest, more often than we would like to mention; and how … Continue reading

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July 17, 2015

Acts 9:1-9 Four men were simple fishermen. They really did not have the qualifications we might think necessary to build a church. Their expertise was working with nets and boats, finding fish, catching and selling them. Another man was a … Continue reading

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July 16, 2015

Acts 8:26-40 Do you ever feel little nudges from God? Often they are subtle, unsettling tugs at the heart or relentless nagging thoughts to do something totally random, uncomfortable, or out of character. Too frequently, I have shrugged off these … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015

Luke 23:1-12 There Jesus stood, one against the crowd. He had the power to save himself, but he refused. He knew God’s will and he knew what was about to happen, the ridicule, the beatings and the crucifixion. Yes, he … Continue reading

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July 14, 2015

Luke 22:63-71 As late as the eve of the American Revolution, Leo Pfeffer writes, “Baptist preachers in Virginia were whipped, arrested, fined, and imprisoned on bread and water for preaching a theology deviating from that of established Anglicanism.” (1) Jesus … Continue reading

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