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The Rev. Pendleton Peery

The Holy Spirit as a Pre-Existing Condition

Acts 10:44-48

6th Sunday of Easter - Year B

May 13, 2012

The Rev. Pendleton Peery (PCUSA)

Much has happened leading up to our reading for the day.  Catching up with the story is important for hearing today's scripture.  A quick update:

Cornelius--a spiritual, but not religious Gentile living in Caesarea of some importance in the Roman legion and a member of the Italian Cohort--Cornelius had a vision.  It was a clear send for an apostle of Jesus named Peter.

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The Rev. Dr. William L. Self

The Church IS Worth the Effort!

2 Corinthians 4:7-11

9th Sunday after Epiphany - Year B

November 13, 2011

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

While Carolyn and I were in London to participate in the International Congress of Preaching, we were walking near Buckingham Palace and noticed a church; actually, it was the shell of a church building that was being rebuilt. There was nothing standing but the four walls - no windows, doors or pews. Scaffolding was up on the inside of the walls and the craftsmen were eating their lunch in the nave.

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Choose to Care Or Else

The Rev. Stephen Lewis (other)

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The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, III (UCC)

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The Rev. John Gunn

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The Rev. John Gunn (other)

This episode of Be Still and Know warns of the tendency to let down our guard after victory. The Rev. John R Gunn writes, "Great triumphs are often succeeded by great tragedies. It is in the high moments of life that ones needs to be particularly on his guard."

The Rev. John Gunn Article

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We Still Need Fools

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

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The Rev. Dr. William K. Quick (UMC)

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Bishop Kenneth Carter (UMC)

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Insignificant Greatness

The Rev. Stephen Lewis (other)

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