Tag Archives: Jesus

“The Golden Rule” (Matthew 7:12 sermon)

When our kids were little, I started listening to a CD with the greatest hits of the British comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. These operas were written in the late 1800’s, and they poke fun at all kinds of … Continue reading

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Breakfast With Jesus

“Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’” (John 21:12) What an amazing morning the disciples had, after that long night of catching nothing, getting to eat breakfast with Jesus! The passage says that Jesus “took the bread and gave … Continue reading

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The Personal Confession

“Thomas answered and said to Him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:28) Following his initial doubts about the resurrection of Jesus, when Thomas saw the living Christ, he then made this great confession: “My Lord and my God!”

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“Seeking Him First” (Matthew 6:33 sermon)

This week I finished reading a book I had always heard about, but had never read: Herman Melville’s The White Whale or Moby Dick. In it he tells the story of Captain Ahab, who was obsessed with killing the great … Continue reading

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“Peace Be With You”

“Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” (John 20:19) “So Jesus said to them again, ‘Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.’” (John 20:21) “Jesus … Continue reading

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The Man In The Middle

“There they crucified Him, and with Him two other men, one on either side, and Jesus in between.” (John 19:18) The physical arrangement of Jesus and the two thieves on the three crosses could not possibly have been a random … Continue reading

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“Your Best Investment” (Matthew 6:19-24 sermon)

In his epic novel “Les Miserables”, Victor Hugo writes about a rich, retired merchant who attended the church in the town — M. Geborand — who had accumulated an estate of 2,000,000 francs in the manufacture of cloth. M. Geborand … Continue reading

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