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The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli

Ginger Gaines-Cirelli: Increase Our Faith

Luke 17:5-10

20th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

October 02, 2016

The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli (UMC)

 

Wars and rumors of wars proliferate around the world.  Nations, tribes, gangs, ideologues kill each other for the love of money, for the love of power, for the love of revenge, for the love of violence, for the love of God (God help us).  The way to make any drop of difference at all seems not only unclear but impossible.  But our God says to us, "blessed are the peacemakers."  (Mt 5:9)  "Lord, increase our faith!"

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The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb

Charley Reeb: The Gospel in Miniature

John 3:16-17

September 11, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

 

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.  John 3:16

Martin Luther called this verse, "The gospel in miniature." In just 27 words it sums up the gospel. It has become the "mantra" of our faith.

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The Rev. Andrew Taylor-Troutman (PCUSA)

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