Monthly Archives: October 2010

A God who wrestles with his saints

Sermon for Pentecost 22(c) Genesis 32:22-30  +  Luke 18:1-8  +  1 John 5:13-15 One of the great values of Old Testament history is that we learn by example how God deals with his people, his saints.  I’m talking about the … Continue reading

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God’s big “D” Deliverance inspires our big “T” Thanksgiving

Now is as good a time as any for me to say “thank you” again to the members of Emmanuel for the kind gift you gave me after the service last Sunday.  That was really an unexpected treat.  Somebody said … Continue reading

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Shall we sin? Of course not! But why not?

Sermon for Pentecost 20(c) Romans 6:15-23  +  Luke 17:1-10  +  Habakkuk 1:1-3, 2:1-4 What then?  Shall we sin?  What a silly question on a Sunday morning in church from your pastor!  If anybody answers, “Yes, we shall!” you know you’re … Continue reading

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You may be rich, but don’t be oblivious!

Sermon for Pentecost 19(c) Amos 6:1-7  +  Luke 16:19-31  +  Revelation 2:8-11 Let’s start out today with the following premise: You, sitting here in this church, are, for the most part, among “the rich.” I know many of you don’t … Continue reading

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