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The Rev. John Gunn

Christians Have No Immunity

The Rev. John Gunn (other)

In this episode of Be Still and Know, The Rev. John R. Gunn writes, "the Christian is not promised immunity from sickness, from calamity, from bereavement." Jesus never promised that fellowship with Him was protection against trouble. What Christ promises is something much more wonderful.

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb

When Trouble Comes

Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16

Proper 14 (19) - Year C

August 08, 2010

The Rev. Dr. Charles Reeb (UMC)

Life is unpredictable.  Life is filled with uncertainties.  I was reminded of this on the golf course one day.  Golf, like life, is filled with uncertainties.  It was a beautiful day.  I was playing well.  Our foursome arrived at a short par four on the back nine with a wide open fairway.  I was licking my chops as I teed up the ball.  I made sure the group ahead was far enough away, and I tagged the ball.  I bombed it.  Now, to be sure, the wind was in my favor, but I hit the ball on the sweet spot and it really went a long way.  In fact, I hit the ball so far that it rolled into the foursome ahead of us--a major golf "no, no."  Now, understand, I had no intention of hitting into the group; I really didn't think I could hit the ball that far.  I was terribly embarrassed and was rehearsing my apology speech.  

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