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The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie

A Serpentine Story

John 3:1-17

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 16, 2014

The Rev. Dr. Blair Monie (PCUSA)

Even in a time when many people don't know much about the Bible, it's a verse a lot of us know by heart.  We don't even have to recite it; just the reference will do: "John 3:16."  The evangelically-minded hold up the reference on painted signs at football games.  It suggests the heart of the Christian message, summarizing what God did in Jesus.  "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life."  The short form: "God so loved the world."  That pretty much says it all, doesn't it?  It's the good news in a nutshell.

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The Rev. Susan Sparks

L'Chaim, and Don't Mess It Up!

Deuteronomy 30:15-20

6th Sunday after Epiphany - Year A

February 16, 2014

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)

Our sermon today studies life through the eyes of Moses, Thomas Edison, and the great Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi.  But, first, we must start with a toast, because that is exactly what Moses offered the children of Israel in today's scripture from Deuteronomy. 

Standing on the far side of the Jordan waiting to cross over, Moses prepares to give his last sermon to his people.  Think about the import of that moment. The Israelites had just emerged from the rule of a brutal dictator, wandered in the desert for forty days and nights, and were now standing on the shores of the Promised Land.  It was a second chance, a new day for their people.

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