And The Greatest Of These Is Love

We welcome Floyd Duger
Many of you already know the Love Chapter. You most likely included it in your wedding. Remember Love is Patient and Kind…etc. Yes, this is the Love Chapter. This is a sermon we need to bookmark and return to frequently. Let’s not wait too long to bring someone flowers. Too long to say I love you. Too long to “get together” sometime. It may be the last time this moment will be possible.  Enjoy this sermon.
Thank you Floyd. Your sermon was the epitome of Doug miller’s life.

Mark 12:23-34 1 Corinthians 13

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What’s on YOUR Cliff?

Luke 4.21-30

Or maybe better: WHO is on your cliff. We tend to want to push, our dashed hopes, our suspicions, our fears, the people who rub us the wrong way…challenge our expectations, off the first cliff we can find hoping to we might ensure our own security, safety, and salvation. As Karoline Lewis puts it: “Of course, Jesus pushes through our walls of resistance, our facades of forbearance, and our determined denial toward that which will truly bring us peace, comfort and hope. Thanks be to God.

February 3, 2019

 

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SUPER Power

What comes to mind when you hear the word POWER? Wonder Woman? Superman? A political figure? Your great Uncle Joey? They have the power, right? Or do they? Listen and find out.

reading- Luke 4:14-21

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Even Then and Even Though

God promises his Presence not necessarily protection. His Presence Even Then and Even Though bad stuff happens. We may sometimes misinterpret what we read. Similar to a text message, the Bible can sometimes leave us making our own interpretations of the meaning.

Readings – Psalm 29Isaiah 43:1-7

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God’s Favor of Pirates, and people like Mary

Do we start with the prequels or dive head 1st into the story? I guess you’re going to have to listen to find out. I will say this though, Mary doesn’t getting enough billing, enough script time. For a pregnant 12 year old, you’d think she’d have more real-estate in the Bible. Anyway, listen in and you’ll see where I’m coming from.

Reading: Luke 1:26-45 NLT

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Location Location Location

The scripture for this Sunday is Luke 3: 1-6. The sermon title is: “Location! Location! Location!”

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On Counting Coins

On Counting Coins

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Out of the mouths of scribes

Sunday sermon

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Series on John Chapter 6

This is a Bread Based series from John chapter 6.

Imagine Jesus talking about eating his Body and drinking his Blood. Makes me think of vampire movies like True Blood and the like. But of course Jesus was using it as a metaphor.

Enjoy  these 4 Sermons that capture the true essence of the Bread of Life.


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Sermon #1. It’s Not About the Bread
Reading John 6.1-21
Synopsis Today begins a month long lectionary ‘bread-based’ focus on John 6. But seriously, how much bread do any of us REALLY need? (How many bread sermons can I really come up with any way?). Good thing these texts have very little to do with bread and a lot to do with how Jesus acted in order to show us who he is!

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Sermon #2. See Food
Reading John 6:24-35
Synopsis Another bread-borne text, as we mentioned 2 weeks ago…and more to come! But today it’s all about see-food, as it were. Apparently, John’s audience has a vision deficiency (v.26). There is something in the bread of life that opens one’s eyes to see that in Jesus is the kingdom of God and the gift of God for the salvation of the world.

audio file to listen to the sermonSermon #3. Wonder Bread
Reading John 6:35, 41-45
Synopsis Manna in the Wilderness. Wonder of Wonders! And maybe John puts this incident on the lips of Jesus to remind us of the wonder of the ways God has been feeding his people for very long time.

audio file to listen to the sermonSermon #4. You are What You Eat!
Reading John 6:56-69
Synopsis Jesus talking about eating his body and drinking his blood was a strong, distasteful metaphor that was not only lost on a lot of people, but it also made a lot of people lose their lunch, so to speak. Still does. But if Jesus has the word of eternal life, and you are what you eat…then clearly, we are to be Jesus…to one another, our community and the world.

 

 

 

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Order vs. Ardor

I thought about titling this sermon:  “These Boots Were Made for Walking” mostly because the passage opens with Jesus walking through some grainfields…and in the second part of the passage he walks into the synagogue again.  But the point is not about walking.  It’s about how Jesus would have us think about the rolls of rules and love in our lives.  That being said, “What field is Jesus walking through in our lives, plucking ears of corn of from our sacred rituals?  Who is Jesus healing that we believe should remain sick?

Reading Mark 2:23-3:6

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