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A Journey Through ... - March 30 2014 sermon

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, He leads me beside quiet waters, He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23:1-6)
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Pastor Fred Phelps died this past week.

Pastor Fred Phelps died this past week. 
 
That name may not be familiar to you, but I am sure his church is. Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas. 
 
Phelps and his church had their main claim to fame through picketing and protesting the funerals of soldiers who had died in combat in the US and especially through their hatred of people who are gay and lesbian. They used as a rallying cry the phrase “God hates ____” and used a derogatory name. 
 
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Love on the Ground: Building Communities Centered on Love.

Love on the Ground: Building Communities Centered on Love.Loving the Planet, Loving across Chasms of Difference, Loving Justice, and Loving toward Just Peace
A leading Progressive Theologian Mary Elizabeth Moore

Dean of the School of Theology, Boston University:  Professor of Theology and Education, Co-Director of the Center for Practical Theology
Education
B.A. Southern Methodist University
M.A. Southern Methodist University
M.A. Claremont School of Theology
Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology

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Light Without End - March 23 2014 sermon

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There are times for privacy, especially in charitable sector

A church I once served did a building project to make the church accessible.

It was no easy task.

The building was historic; there were some unique architectural details to be considered.

And then there was the pipe organ. Pipe organs and construction do not go well together. At all.

Running alongside all of this engineering work was the fundraising. And it was a major task. The total project cost was well into six figures.

We did everything; government grants, fundraisers and, of course, pledges from church members and the community.

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What attitudes would Homeless Jesus reveal?

Last fall I told you about a statue in Toronto, at Regis College, called “Homeless Jesus”. It’s a life sized bronze statue of a man laying on a park bench wrapped in a blanket. The only way you might gain a clue to his identity is that his hands and feet are pierced, as Christ’s were on the cross.
 
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Church gun giveaway wrong a couple of ways

So a Baptist church in the American state of Kentucky is giving away guns as door prizes in hopes of attracting more converts to Jesus Christ.

Can someone tell me what’s wrong with that?

Over the years I have seen many inducements used by churches to bring people into their buildings. I have seen magicians, balloon and aeroplane rides. I have seen food used as attractant. And I have seen giveaways of all kinds from pens to iPods. But I have never heard or seen of guns used in this way.

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The True Mark Of A Christian's Character - March 2 2014 sermon

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