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Devotion: Father’s Day

Please take a moment and read the scripture from this weekend: 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 In the week leading up to Father’s Day, I was thinking fondly about some of the special things that my dad taught me how to do when I was growing up. We lived outside of town on an...
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Devotion: Memorial Day

Please read the scriptures from the weekend: Revelation 21:1-7 When I was little and in Sunday School here at Sheridan, I remember the teacher asked us what book of the Bible we’d like to study next. I quickly raised my hand and said, “Revelations!”, she looked at me at once...
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Devotion: Reflection

Please review the scripture from the weekend: John 21:15-19 What does it mean to love Jesus? In his sermon, Pastor Greg explained how modern English translations of this passage don’t get to its true meaning, because they don’t differentiate between the different...
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Devotion: What Will Rise?

Jesus said to Mary Magdalene, ‘Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” John 20:17  When I was in college I was part of what was...
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Devotion: Peter

Please take the time to read Matthew 16:13-26 I’ve had an opportunity recently to reimagine what I want to do when I grow up. When I tell people I’m on this journey, their immediate question is, “what are you looking for?” Good question. I’ve been struggling with a short answer,...
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Devotion: Passionate About Compassion

“They went to a place called Gethsemane; and he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” Mark 14:32  If you watch the news at all, you’ve seen the destruction and ravages of war. The scenes are savage and cruel. While there is, as scripture says, “a...
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Devotion: Friendliness and the Ability to “Humanize” Others

Please take a moment to read Philippians 2:1-11. St. Paul encourages his congregation to overflow with love for others and demonstrate the tenderness of Christ by sharing the Spirit, having a tender and sympathetic heart, being agreeable and working together with one heart and...
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Devotion: Survival of the Friendliest

“…I do not call you servants any longer, because the servant does not know what the master is doing; but I have called you friends…” John 15:15  This week we began our new worship series, Survival of the Friendliest, and I ended my sermon on Sunday with the...
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Devotion: Thankfulness & Confidence

Please take the time to read Psalm 136:1, 23-26 “Supper’s ready. Go call your dad and brother.” I was the designated dinner bell on our farm and sometimes they were quite a distance away. It was customary for our family to bow our heads in prayer before and after a meal. At...
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Devotion: Thankful Enough

Thankful Enough “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever.” Psalm 107:1 Times have seemingly changed. My perception is that many of us are approaching this as “Thanksgiving season.” This is a good thing, I think. Thanksgiving as a season...
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Devotion: Reach

Reach “I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 Is there something you just have to do? Can you reflect on a time when you, despite all reasonable logic, participated in that which seemingly...
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Devotion: Starting Well

Starting Well “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.”  Ecclesiastes 3:1 If you are from my generation, hearing this verse likely prompts in your head the tune from the 1965 song, Turn, Turn, Turn by The Byrds. Originally...
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