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Sermons from January 2021

PAUSING FOR HEALING WORDS WHILE CLEANING OUT CLOSETS

            In today’s passage of Mark, we continue to see the emphasis of urgency as Mark depicts Jesus plunging into his ministry of teaching and healing immediately upon beginning his ministry and calling his disciples.   Jesus goes to the synagogue and begins teaching with his words of authority as opposed to the typical rabbi’s way…

In Focus

Last week, I had one of those moments that you often hear comedians talking about as they’re setting up a joke they’re about to tell.  That moment is usually presented with a phrase like, “A funny thing happened on the way to the store…” or some such phrase like that.  And then they continue with their joke.  But for me, it was…

Listen For God’s Voice

Does God speak to you?  When was the last time you felt God was speaking to you? Maybe you’re not sure God has ever spoken to you. God does have a plan for your life and he wants to share it with you if you’ll just simply ask Him. We should start our mornings with…

A TIME OF FOLLOWING THE LIGHT AND TAKING THE PLUNGE

Epiphany:  Matthew 2: 1-12 & Baptism of Jesus:  Mark 1: 9-13;                       The Rev. Pam Stewart         Tomoka UMC               “Epiphany” is the Greek word for ‘a sudden revelation’, or an ‘Ah Ha!’ moment.  If I plunk the heel of my hand against my forehead [demonstrate], that reminds you of what?   The commercial for V8 juice,…

A New Commitment

INTRODUCTION I want to begin this morning by wishing all of you a safe, healthy, prosperous, blessed, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! Over the last, oh, I’ll say maybe 35 to 40 years, I’ve been fascinated by our obsession with measuring, well, everything.  And it does seem to be an obsession.  For 39 years, I made…