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The Rev. Beth Sanders

Soul-Filling Community of Faith

Matthew 25:1-13

22nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

November 09, 2014

The Rev. Beth Sanders (UMC)

The gospel of Matthew is anxious for the fledgling community of the church, trying to make its way with new believers in a hostile world trying to tear community apart. Many of those to whom Matthew writes had been excommunicated from the synagogue and abandoned by their families, facing the imminent threat of a hostile empire without the comfort and safety of those supporting structures. Christian believers were struggling just to survive in that dark time, so there is urgency to form a bold and committed union with other bereft souls in a community of faith. 

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The Rev. Amy Gearhart

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Luke 1:68-79

Reign of Christ - Year C

November 24, 2013

The Rev. Amy Gearhart (UMC)

"By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace"   Luke 1:78-79.

Luke's first chapter sounds like a Sunday in the upcoming season of Advent in the church where I serve.  There is music everywhere!!  A little different, perhaps, from the brass and organ and choirs, but still the music of holy encounters, praise and prayers, and glory to God is everywhere.  Angels are visiting a favored Mary.  Elizabeth exclaims a blessing upon her pregnant cousin, and Mary magnifies the Lord as she echoes the ancient praises of Hannah.  

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The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters Transcript

October 09, 2011

The Uriah Factor

The Rev. Dr. Ronald Peters (PCUSA)

There is a character in the Bible who is often overlooked--a person of faith in God and integrity in every area of life: Uriah the Hittite.
The Rev. Daniel P. Matthews, Jr. Transcript

December 12, 2010

What's the Plan?

The Rev. Daniel Matthews, Jr. (TEC)

As we continue in Advent, the Rev. Dan Matthews reveals that the signs that we, like John the Baptist, are looking for are often found at a very intimate level, and we must be alert for them.
The Rev. Dr. Stephen Hayner Transcript

June 06, 2010

Turning Points

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Hayner (PCUSA)

Columbia Theological Seminary president the Rev. Dr. Steve Hayner probes a "minor miracle" of Elijah and finds that, when we are willing to trust God, the smallest, most ordinary choices can produce the most life-changing, history-making results.
Bishop Kenneth Carter Transcript

November 30, 2008

Our Hope, God's Faithfulness

Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

The Rev. Dr. Kenneth Carter is pastor of Providence United Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC.