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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. Pam Driesell

Who Wants to Be an Evangelist?

John 1:29-42

2nd Sunday After Epiphany - Year A

January 19, 2014

The Rev. Pam Driesell (PCUSA)

I want to start out today with a question.   Are you ready?  WHO WANTS TO BE AN EVANGELIST? 

Seriously...wherever you are, raise your hand...if you want to be an EVANGELIST?  I wonder how many hands are raised out there.  Typically when I ask this question in a sanctuary or room full of people, no one raises their hand. On very few occasions one or two people have.

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