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The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts

You Are Not One of Us

Mark 6:1-6

6th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 05, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Lane Butts, Sr. (UMC)

The Old Testament history of the Jewish people had so many strange twists and turns that it is nothing short of a miracle that it survived to the birth of Jesus. And things haven't been straightforward for the Jewish people since either. The Jewish road from obscurity to political, social and religious power was filled with breathtaking events of danger and destruction. In the time leading up to the birth of Jesus, the Jewish people became so fragmented, lost and hopelessly endangered that they realized that their condition was beyond human help. They were holding on to the hope of divine intervention into human affairs in the form of a Messiah. And this growing expectation was not casual. It was their only hope for deliverance from the burgeoning power of personal and political enemies.

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The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue

Why Bother?

Acts 17:16-23

October 12, 2008

The Rev. Dr. Cleo LaRue (other)

Splattered across the front doors of a trendy restaurant in Palo Alto, California, were these words: This is a bad place for a diet! That most visible, in-your-face warning suggested to me that there are certain places where some requests are out of order and certain times where some appeals are in poor taste. No matter how noble, how worthy, how life-giving they are in and of themselves, there are certain times and certain places where it is simply unseemly to speak of some things.

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The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler Transcript

March 04, 2007

God Longs for Us

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler (TEC)

The Rev. Dr. James B. Lemler reminds us that are invited to move beyond our fear, beyond our own resistance or shame or guilt or rejection; to move beyond these things to the love, to the grace, to the forgiveness, to the mercy of God.

The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards Transcript

August 03, 1997


The Rev. Dr. Elton Richards (ELCA)