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The Rev. Dr. James Barnette

Room at the Table

Luke 15:1-10

17th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

September 15, 2013

The Rev. Dr. James Barnette (CBF)

Nobody can sour a Baptist gathering like a liquored-up prodigal. 

Donny staggered into a post-worship service reception for prospective members in a downtown church where I served as interim pastor.  Ordinarily, he would wander in before the worship service, asking for a few dollars.  This time his arrival was later than usual.  The prospective members, all decked out in Sunday best, tried hard not to appear offended.

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The Rev. Allen Hunt

God's Promises for You: I Love You

Luke 15:8-10

January 14, 2007

The Rev. Dr. Allen Hunt (UMC)

Forty-one years ago Roger and Sally got married. They did all the normal things that married couples do, and, eventually, they had two daughters of their own. But still there was something missing; there was a part that just wasn't there. Roger had a daughter from a previous, short-lived marriage many years before, a daughter he had never been able to see, never been able to contact. He and Sally told their two daughters about their half-sister, and the whole family longed to meet, see, touch, know that little girl. And all they knew was her name: Valorie.

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