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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: On Beyond

Genesis 12:1-9

2nd Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 12, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)

 

Indulge me, if you will, before I read from the Good Book as I read from another book. 

Our church sponsors an annual children's camp each summer.  Two years ago our theme was "The Gospel According to Dr. Seuss."  As the camp pastor, I had the privilege of reading up on some of those classic stories from the pen of the great Theodore Seuss Geisel. It was to prepare for our nightly worship services at camp.

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The Rev. Dr. Stephen H. Cook

Stephen Cook: Wilderness Time

Matthew 4:1-11

1st Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 05, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Cook (CBF)

 

Once when I was pastor of a church between youth ministers, I stepped in to lead the young people in that interim season. We were getting close to Easter, and I announced one Sunday night that I had a surprise for them. We were going on a field trip. We loaded the church van and took off.

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