October 6, 2019 A Smidgen of Faith

Good morning. Today I want to talk about two topics raised by this morning’s Gospel reading. The first topic is the question, “How can I find the strength to do all the things God has called on me to do?” And the second question flows from the first, “Can I actually make a difference?” You […]

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August 25, 2019 Don’t Wait to Be Asked

Good morning. I’m glad to see everyone here in the congregation this morning. Especially because weather in Washington this week was brutal. It reminds me of the old joke that the motto of the Washington Chamber of Commerce is: “Come for the traffic—you’ll stay for the humidity.” Today’s Gospel reading has been the subject of […]

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May 19, 2019 A Saint Like You and Me

Good morning. First thought: today’s Gospel reading from John may be one of the most important messages in the Bible on Christian daily living. Second thought: if one wants to think about the application of scripture to life today, it really helps to have an example. So, this morning, I want to talk about seeing […]

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Good morning. When a layperson is invited to preach, I think the congregation expects two things: announce the big idea up front, and get to the point quickly. So, first, the big idea. As 1st Corinthians states, and as you can read throughout the New Testament, a big idea is that we have, each of […]

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