The Dandelion Paradox (Manuscript)

24 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like someone who planted good seed in his field. 25 While people were sleeping, an enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat and went away. 26 When the stalks sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared. 27 “The servants of the landowner came and said to him, ‘Master, …

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Sunday Worship from Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church

Scripture Lesson: John 1:26-42Sermon Series: On the Spiritual TrailSermon Title: "The Lifesaving Station" For whatever their reason is this time, Facebook has decided not to play well with other platforms. Before the past month or so I could download a video, upload it to YouTube and show it here. They have taken the download option …

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Tuna Kindness

27 “But I say to you who are willing to hear: Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. 28 Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who mistreat you. 29 If someone slaps you on the cheek, offer the other one as well. If someone takes your coat, don’t withhold your shirt either. 30 Give to everyone who …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Video)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive …

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On the Spiritual Trail: Teach Me (Manuscript)

11 Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.”2 Jesus told them, “When you pray, say:‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.Bring in your kingdom.3 Give us the bread we need for today.4 Forgive us our sins,    for we also forgive everyone who …

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Remembering is Important

12 Then Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. 13 The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord passed on, blowing the trumpets continually. The armed men went before them, and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets blew …

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Prayers for Schools

2020 has been a year like no other. I am hearing a lot of people saying, "I can't wait for that ball to drop in Time's Square to bring 2021." I have no idea if 2021 will be better than 2020 or not and honestly, I am not worried about it either. The 2020-2021 school …

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Love We Find in Wheat and Vine

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup …

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Building Faith

46 God is our refuge and strength,    a help always near in times of great trouble.2 That’s why we won’t be afraid when the world falls apart,    when the mountains crumble into the center of the sea,3     when its waters roar and rage,    when the mountains shake because of its surging waves. Selah4 There is a river whose streams gladden God’s city,    the holiest …

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Your Baptism May Not Be Valid?

. I read blogs on the blogging platform Medium.com fairly regularly. Sometime I read a post's title and it grabs me and I have to go read it. It happened to me over the weekend with a post title, "Sorry Sir, Your Baptism is Not Valid." It was written by a guy named Dan Foster …

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