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The Rev. Dr. Stephen R. Montgomery

Stephen Montgomery: The One Big Thing

Luke 13:31-35

2nd Sunday in Lent

March 17, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Stephen Montgomery (PCUSA)


One favorite game that I've discovered children like to play when they go to the zoo is to imagine, of all the animals, which one would I choose to be? The elephants, who despite their size have more agility than many humans? The lions, sleek and strong? The tigers, quick and graceful? The monkeys, fun-loving and agile?

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The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

Juan Carlos Huertas: Why Are You Looking Up?

Acts 1:1-11

Ascension Sunday - Year B

May 13, 2018

The Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas (UMC)


It was a promise.

They would not be left alone. They had already lost him once and were already grieving losing him again. There had been so many amazing moments. So many miraculous things, so many people healed, so many conversations had, and so many opportunities to learn. There was also that amazing set of weeks when they had gone two by two to rehearse the work of Jesus. The disciples returned filled with joy at what they had seen, at the ways that God had used them to bring the kingdom to those that needed it most. There had also been the sadness of their friend, teacher, and Lord taken into custody and then crucified. Then the disappointment of their actions caused by their lack of faith and their fear.

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