Apr 24 2014

Sunday's Child: Reflection on readings for April 24

It is good to give thanks to the Lord,to sing praises to your name, O Most High;to declare your steadfast love in the morning,and your faithfulness by night(Psalm 92:1-2)Judges 2:10-3:31Their ancestors had known slavery and freedom, had suffered a long…

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Apr 24 2014

SOUND BITES: Something to chew on that is good for the soul™: THE TOMB IS EMPTY

A number of years ago retired U.M. Bishop Don Ott was the guest preacher at our Easter services. In his closing benediction he related the story about a pastor who was giving a children’s sermon on Easter Sunday. The pastor asked the children what it m…

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Apr 24 2014

This Day With God: Praise Him Everywhere

God is to be praised in heaven and on earth as explained in Psalm 150. We can praise Him according to His exceeding greatness with a full orchestra of musical instruments. Here’s a video: Phillip Phillips – Home (Piano/Cello Cover) – … Continue reading

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Apr 24 2014

Allan R. Bevere: Forty Days of Lent? What About the Fifty Days of Easter?

One thing I have noticed as a Protestant whose tradition observes the forty days Lent. We don’t seem to be very good at observing the fifty days of the Easter season. Yes, we pull out all the stops in worship on Easter Sunday, but then we seem to …

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Apr 24 2014

ponderings: Stranger Among Us

Read Luke 24:13-35. The two travelers in our text were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus in the broad daylight of Sunday, yet they were still walking in the shadows of Friday.  They were tangled up in disappointment, grief, fear, confusion, and the list could go on.  The man they thought would redeem their people had […]

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Apr 24 2014

Seedbed: How Should Methodism View Politics?

Wesley and his followers of the first 150 years or so did not deploy the institutional church for routine engagement in political specifics. Instead they produced Christians and citizens who understood they operated under God in a wider social accountability. Their faithfulness could bring blessings upon their nation, and their sins could contribute to divine judgment and social decay.

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