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Dragnet

The story you are about to read is true. The names have not been changed because, well, let’s face it: none of us is exactly what one might call innocent. And why should we need to be?

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I Am Here to Kill You

That’s a pretty provocative title, isn’t it? Too bad I can’t take credit for it. John Prince used it for the title of his knockout sermon on Daniel 2:12-23 on September 12.

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Of Dreams and the Interpretation Thereof

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. –Sigmund Freud I guess Freud would have had a thing or two to say to Nebuchadnezzar’s advisers. During John Prince’s message from Daniel 2:1-11 on Sunday, I was struck by the means God … Continue reading

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What’s the Point of Trials and Suffering?

On February 26 at Harambee, Caleb’s message was from Daniel 1:17-21. The sermon was entitled, “Unusual Ability.” The basic outline, according to my notes, was: 1.) It’s not the ability, it’s the gift; 2.) It’s not the gift, it’s the … Continue reading

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Of Mannequins and the Evolution of Irrationality

The following thoughts were prompted by an August 4, 2013 sermon by Caleb Mayberry on James 2:14-26 in which he used the metaphor of “mannequin” faith: one which has all the right outward appearances, but actually does nothing. Pardon me … Continue reading

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Popeye Time

An undated sermon note… probably sometime around 2003 or 2004. Sinfulness, if you are Christ’s, is due to who you were, not what you did. If you are not Christ’s, it’s due to what you are. If we continue in … Continue reading

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Spiritual Wherefore

An undated sermon note: Spiritual warfare: Best seen in Matthew 6: 25-34 — the lie that the present is more than it is, that God is not really in control? This item is a great example of why I’m thrilled … Continue reading

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Oh, the Injustice

An undated sermon note: We can’t be Christlike until we, like Christ, learn what it means to suffer unjustly, not just suffer. That’s what allows us to have compassion. Heb. 4:8 Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I can … Continue reading

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Windmill, Schmindmill

I had the pleasure of hearing Conley Silsby preach now and then for thirty-some years. He had done some pulpit supply at West Seattle Christian Church in the late 1960s prior to Russ Galbreath’s arrival, and made an immense impression … Continue reading

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Chain Me Down… Please

An undated sermon note, probably from a sermon by Mike Gunn at Harambee. When God puts us on a leash, He’s saying, “Let’s go for a walk!” You want to walk with God? Get comfortable wearing a leash. There’s something … Continue reading

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