Matthew 4:1-11 If you are….. Jesus is in the wilderness and gets into a double-dog-dare fight with the tempter, the devil . The devil tries to erase, silence and ignore Jesus’ true identity. Because that is what the devil does! The devil isolates Jesus and then systematically tells him, he lacks identity (Madeline L’engle calls this … Continue reading
Truth is my weapon of choice. When meeting with adversity and evil. When facing down the human machinations that we call politics, when dealing with the perniciousness of gossip, when hearing a criticism that burns my soul….I choose truth Continue reading
water, food, shelter, medical care, clothing, treating each other as human beings
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What is the length of a day? Some days pound on me, relentless, some days never let me go. http://bible.oremus.org/?passage=Deuteronomy+30 The length of days–heaven and earth are called to witness–will count. When we choose life our time counts even moreso. Before I had children I would strive to be on time for everything. My parents … Continue reading
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Invitation to be Raised by Rev. Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Dr. Barb Hedges-Goettl) appreciated. Luke 24:1-12 and Psalm 118: 17, 21-24 or Psalm 118:20 Call to Worship/Opening Prayer Option A: Gospel Bring us to your place of resurrection, Lord. Perplex us. … Continue reading
Image Invitation to by Rev. Rev Lee Ann Higgins Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Lee Ann Higgins) appreciated. Luke 23:32-47 and Psalm 31:5-13 ro Palm 31:5a Call to Worship (Based on KJV – Psalm 31:1, 5-13) Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, … Continue reading
Image Invitation to Your House by Katy Stenta Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev Katy Stenta) appreciated. Luke 18:31-19:10 and Psalm 84:1-4, 10-12 or Psalm 84:10 Call to Worship Happy is your dwelling place, Oh Lord, Happy are those who live in your house. Lord Jesus … Continue reading
Image Invitation Build the Kin(g)dom to Rev. Jeanne Gay Feel free to use/edit. Credit to the original author (i.e. based on prayer/prayers written by Rev. Jeanne Gay) appreciated. Luke 19:29-44 and Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29 Call to Worship/Opening Prayer Two voices & Bold for Congregation “As you enter the village you will find tied there … Continue reading
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