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Palm Sunday: Universal Unity 

Scripture: John 17:20-26 NIV                                    Today, we celebrate Palm Sunday, which marks the beginning of a journey that will take Jesus to the cross. As this holy week unfolds, we will see that the story of the Passion holds both suffering and victory. We celebrate Palm Sunday today, and remember that Jesus rode triumphantly…

“KEEP THE FAUCET ON”

            The first winter {1980)  I served the United Methodist Church at Yulee, [the last pitstop before leaving FL],  I learned something that all of you who grew up in the North already knew:  when the temperature is going to be 32 degrees Fahrenheit or less, you turn a faucet on to at least a…

Indwelling Spirit

John 14:23-29 23 Jesus answered, “Whoever loves me will keep my word. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever doesn’t love me doesn’t keep my words. The word that you hear isn’t mine. It is the word of the Father who sent me. 25 “I have spoken these…

Discovering Our Purpose In Life

Romans 8:22-39 22 We know that the whole creation is groaning together and suffering labor pains up until now. 23 And it’s not only the creation. We ourselves who have the Spirit as the first crop of the harvest also groan inside as we wait to be adopted and for our bodies to be set free. 24 We were saved…

Easter: The Real Never-Ending Story

Acts 9:36-42 36 In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha (in Greek her name is Dorcas). Her life overflowed with good works and compassionate acts on behalf of those in need. 37 About that time, though, she became so ill that she died. After they washed her body, they laid her in an upstairs room. 38 Since Lydda was…

Getting Back On Track

John 21:1-14 1 Later, Jesus himself appeared again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. This is how it happened: 2 Simon Peter, Thomas (called Didymus), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, Zebedee’s sons, and two other disciples were together.3 Simon Peter told them, “I’m going fishing.” They said, “We’ll go with you.” They set out in a boat,…

The Master Needs It

Luke 19:28-40 28 After Jesus said this, he continued on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As Jesus came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, he gave two disciples a task. 30 He said, “Go into the village over there. When you enter it, you will find tied up there a colt that no one has ever…

The Best Offering

John 12:1-8 1 Six days before Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, home of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Lazarus and his sisters hosted a dinner for him. Martha served and Lazarus was among those who joined him at the table. 3 Then Mary took an extraordinary amount, almost three-quarters of a pound, of very expensive perfume made…