Monthly Archives: July 2015

Rejoice Always

Philippians 4:1-9 There was a song released in 1988 imploring its hearers to put away the worries of the world and simply enjoy life. Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is certainly a nice little tune that might make us … Continue reading

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No Limit to Grace

1 Corinthians 4:4-16 The sign along the road said “Speed Limit 40,” but everyone knows you can go at least seven or eight miles per hour over. The blue lights flashing in your mirror suggest otherwise and you can’t argue … Continue reading

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Drinking the Cup

Matthew 20:17-28, Romans 5:1-11 On his way to Jerusalem, the mother of James and John requested that her sons be given places of honor next to Jesus’ throne. Jesus looked at the two disciples and put forth his own question; … Continue reading

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From Water into Wine

John 2:1-11 The miracle of Jesus turning water into wine gives us a glimpse of God’s redeeming power. When we hear this account of one of Jesus’ first signs, we are drawn to the water itself, that which became wine. … Continue reading

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Pray and Believe

Mark 11:12-25, 2 Corinthians 1:1-7, Lamentations 1:1-2, 6-12 We don’t have to look far to see the fading glory of a once great city. Many cities once boasted of extraordinary things, yet fell into ruin. In their glory days, citizens … Continue reading

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Living the Good Life

Luke 9:18-27 A quick trip down the self-help aisle of your favorite bookstore suggests the way to living the good life is a positive outlook, positive self-esteem and a heavy dose of optimism. Even some well-known evangelical authors try to … Continue reading

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Walking in the Spirit

Galatians 5:13-25 “Most merciful God, we confess that we are in bondage to sin and cannot free ourselves.” Many people wrestle with this confession from the Lutheran Book of Worship. On one hand, we know we are sinners. On the … Continue reading

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