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The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

Juan Carlos Huertas: Understood

Acts 2:1-13

Pentecost Sunday - Year B

May 20, 2018

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)


All of a sudden, they understood! The scared disciples becoming courageous proclaimers, the hesitant and doubt filled ones now bold and assured, the Aramaic speaking ones, now heard in all possible tongues. What was happening?

Jesus had promised from the very beginning that he would leave but that he would not leave the disciples alone. Again, and again, he told them that he would die and leave them, but the disciples did not believe. In fact, often they responded in despondency and anger. "Stop talking about that!" They would say.

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The Rev. Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson: The Future Harvest

Matthew 9:35--10:8

2nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

June 18, 2017

The Rev. Robin Wilson (UMC)


"I want my children to have an easier life than I've had. I want them to have every opportunity to seek education, adventure, and to see the world when they are young. But I really want them to come home and settle down near me eventually, get a secure and profitable job, have a nice normal family, if there is such a thing, and provide grandchildren whom I can entertain and spoil as I grow old next to them." These frightened words, from a parent whose child was feeling a calling to ordained pastoral ministry, were heartfelt and almost mournful. This parent feared that life as a pastor would mean a life of economic uncertainty, hard work without weekends off, and the continuous criticism from church members that life would bring to her daughter.

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