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A Pause for a Passing

Greetings folks, The recent passing of my mother calls to mind how important is God’s constancy. Within this vast and beautiful universe we are faced with the ironic constancy of change. Not so with God our redeemer, whose loving embrace is constant and ever-ready to hold and comfort us....
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Message Supplement (October 27)

Remember Zacchaeus?  He’s the little man, in terms of physical stature, who wanted to see Jesus. Zacchaeus was fortunate to have Jesus strolling by one day amid a crowd of onlookers. Sadly, the diminutive Zacchaeus couldn’t see Jesus because of the crush of taller people lining the path. Undaunted,...
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Message Supplement (October 20)

Jeremiah’s continuing message from today’s lectionary highlights a new relation between God and the Jewish people (Jeremiah 31:27-34). Jeremiah reflects on his understanding about what God wants from the people. “The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of...
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Message Supplement (October 13)

The Old Testament prophet Jeremiah initiates his presentation by giving unexpected advice (Jeremiah 29:1,4-7). Jeremiah encourages the Jewish exiles in Babylon to settle down and live as normally as possible in their captor’s land. There was a disturbing new reality in the wake of the Israelites’ exile from Palestine...
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Faith Fitness (October 1)

The Faith Fitness topic for the past couple weeks has been that of love, including the pivotal biblical verses attesting to this greatest of Bible themes.  The Faith Fitness study meets each Tuesday and I provide written handouts that help organize the topical discussions. We may finish one topic a week...
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Message Supplement (October 6)

Each week I prepare a written sermon summary that is printed in the Sunday bulletin. Known as the “Message Supplement,” the writing is intended to help people know the chief issues in that Sunday’s lectionary text. The Message Supplement  for this coming Sunday (October 6) is listed below. Today’s...
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Fall’s Faithful Flavors

Greetings faith friends. I am pleased to consider the season that has dawned upon us. Yes, fall is here. The last bit of fruits and vegetables are being harvested and we can be thankful for our tasteful bounty. On the one hand, we Michiganders can look around and see just...
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Thought-Provoking

I have a thought that I’d like to share with you about our daily faith walk. I have found it helpful to keep connected to God through focused thought. Even when I cannot sit and read scripture, I can almost always think about spiritual topics. I ask myself if...
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Greetings to all!

I am pleased to begin my first grand experiment with a blog. I am thankful for the help that I’ve received and I will soon provide commentary on my first biblical topic of interest....
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