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Luke 19:1-10 “Jesus Comes to My House” RDCC

I used to wish I were tall. All the other children were bigger. They were stronger. . .faster. I was…

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Luke 17:11-19 “Your Faith Has Healed You” RDCC

Today’s message is about faith and how it is fueled by gratitude and how important it is that we appropriately…

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Luke 18:1-8 “Persistence” RDCC

One Christmas when I was about 10 years old, I asked for a kitten for Christmas. I was starting to…

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Luke 17:5 and John 10:10b “Abundant Life and Faith”

This summer I attended a workshop on “Living Abundantly” given by Rev. Sandy Selby, chaplain to the Akron, Ohio police…

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Luke 16:19-31 “Reversal” RDCC

Our gospel passage today is another of Luke’s parables. The characters are Lazarus, a rich man, and Abraham, forefather of…

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Luke 16:1-13 RDCC

Today’s gospel lesson is one that preachers often avoid. The parable of the dishonest manager from today’s gospel is not…

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Luke 14:1, 7-14 “Come to the Table” RDCC

Stephan Farris tells a story about a young pastor who arrived at his first church. He went into the kitchen…

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Hebrews 12: 1-2 “The Race of Faith” RDCC

Therefore since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and…

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Luke 11:1-13 RDCC “Teach Us to Pray”

Every week we pray the Lord’s prayer. And some of the cutest stories are about how kids rewrite it in…

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Luke 10:25-37 “The Good Samaritan” RDCC

The story of the Good Samaritan is probably the best-known parable told by Jesus. The parable is like what Mark…

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Luke 8:26-39 “The Healing of the Zombie” RDCC

Recently, in our culture there has been a fascination with zombies. They are some kind of half-dead once- human creatures…

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Luke 10:28-32 “The Balanced Life” RDCC

One summer when I was a college student in New Jersey, my family went to the family farm in southern…

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John 16:12-16 “The Trinity” Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day RDCC June 16, 2019

Happy Father’s Day! Happy Trinity Sunday! It is a day to be grateful for our male relatives and friends, for…

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Genesis 11:1-9 and Acts 2:1-21 “From the Tower of Babel to Pentecost” RDCC June 9, 2019

Today’s sermon is about two stories. The first one is the story of the Tower of Babel found in the…

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John 17:20-26 “Unity” RDCC June 2, 2019

In the liturgical calendar, today is known as the “Seventh Sunday of Easter.” It is the Sunday between the Ascension…

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