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The Rev. Dr. Russell J. Levenson, Jr.

Russ Levenson: Living Happily Ever After

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Matthew 5:21-37

6th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson, Jr. (TEC)

The humorist Judith Viorst shares in her book How Did I Get to be Forty and Other Atrocities--she writes:

I've finished six pillows in Needlepoint,

And I'm reading Jane Austen and Kant,

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The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb

Charley Reeb: The Secret

Philippians 4:10-13

September 18, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

 

I can do all things through him who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13)

If you are like me, you enjoyed watching the Olympics a few weeks ago. The things those athletes can do amaze me. They seem to have super human powers. I was a pretty good athlete when I was younger, but I could only dream of being an Olympian. Maybe I should have recited Philippians 4:13 more. Perhaps I would have made it. Our verse for today is connected to sports quite a bit. People use it to inspire them to reach their goals or win their games. That's fair enough, but there is a depth of meaning in this verse that goes deeper than crossing the finish line and winning a gold medal. Seen in its larger context, this verse is more powerful than we think.

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The Rev. Dr. Robert T. Baggott Transcript

December 16, 2012

Getting There

The Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott (UCC)

In his sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Dr. Robert Baggott says John the Baptist was never shy about asking his listeners to do something great. He asked them to repent of all wrongdoing and live new lives clearly marked by generosity, integrity, and contentment. And why aspire to this greatness? Not for some personal ennoblement, but in order to be ready for the coming Messiah.