May 2018
Belong: Why Me Means We

You and I are dirt creatures. Scripture describes us as dirt sculptures made alive by the spirit of God. The Lord God formed the human (ha-adam) from the dust of the ground (ha-adamah), and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the human became a living being. (Genesis 2:7) The human (ha-adam) is formed from the earth (ha-adamah). There are two important words here: adam and adamah. The word adam is not a name, at least not yet and not here. And we clearly know that it is not a name here......

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Apr 2018
A Sheepish Relationship

We have several unique pieces of art in the sanctuary at Hood Memorial Christian Church. And today, on Good Shepherd Sunday, I want to point out to you the Good Shepherd window. Many sermons and poems and songs about the Good Shepherd. They all have a message. And our window has some messages in it. Some of which may be hidden to you right now. Like most pastors and painters and poets, our window suggests that the Good Shepherd is about relationship. But not in the way you might think! Think with......

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Jan 2017
Can We All Just Get Along?

1 Corinthians 1:10-18 For most of her life 21-year-old Britney felt caught in the middle torn between two men she truly adored: her father and her step-father. Too often she felt like she simply had to pick between these two men who did not get along. It all began back when Britney was six. Her parents split up then got wrapped up in a bitter custody battle that was riddled with lawyers and court rooms. Her dad, a short haul truck driver, wanted custody and had no interest in sharing his daughter with Britney’s new stepdad......

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