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Sermons

A Sermon on Humility

My own experience with humility has been quite forced. I grew up believing in the idea of being humble. My mom used to ensure that I would actually stay humble by constantly telling me that I didn’t think I was as great as I thought I was. Churches teach humility to mean that you don’t …

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Rooted: A Sermon On Staying

Communities have different ways of remembering who they are and where they came from. For instance the wider church community throughout the entire world remembers this through the scriptures. Countries have constitutions. Businesses have logos and mission/vision statements. Families have pictures and stories. We all hold onto different things to help us remember. One of …

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A Sermon on Thankfulness

This week has been an interesting and eventful week for me. The story about our ducks being taken is going into the newspaper. I wrote few blog posts that got some attention and conversation going. One of the blog posts I wrote was a little rant about the national anthem and how standing for the …

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“My lips are near but my heart is far away…” A Sermon on Matthew 21:23-32

Since we’ve all been children and many of you are parents, I think we all know what it’s like to know the difference between saying what somebody wants to hear and saying the truth. Rachel and I have this fight all the time. She is much more inclined to save face, be nice and say …

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A Sermon On Identity and Infant Baptism or Dedication

All of us have an identity. Some of us can be attributed to multiple identities. We identify as mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, grandparents, pipefitters, teachers, friends, entrepreneurs, academics, farmers, certain sports fans, retirees and the list goes on. Almost everything that is done by a human can eventually be turned into an identification marker for …

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