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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom

The Better Part

Luke 10:28-42

9th Sunday after Pentecost - Year C

July 17, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)


Of course, I wasn't there, but there has been some tension again over at the house before Jesus even gets to this suburban Bethany home.

After doing all the shopping and gathering the water from the well early that morning, perhaps Martha has just finished shaking out the old carpet and inhaling its dust before she goes back inside and sweeps out the house.

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The Rev. Susan Sparks

Jesus and Dr. Seuss: A Conversation on Worry

Matthew 6:25-34

4th Sunday of Easter - Year C

April 17, 2016

The Rev. Susan Sparks (ABCUSA)


Today we are talking about worry. And for inspiration, I am using two of my favorite people: Jesus and Dr. Seuss. Jesus because. . .well, he's Jesus. And Dr. Seuss for a couple of reasons. First, his birthday was just a few weeks ago, and he would have been 112 years old. But perhaps more importantly is his wisdom. We tend to dismiss Dr. Seuss as a simple children's writer--just a guy who made funny rhymes. In reality, he was a Dartmouth- and Oxford-educated writer who won two Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Peabody, and a Pulitzer Prize. So, while his prose is often funny and cute, it also packs a serious punch of wisdom. In fact, there have been several books written on the theology and Christian metaphors found in his writings. So today we put Jesus and Dr. Seuss in conversation about three lessons on worry.

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Get Your Thinking Right!

The Rev. Dr. Gil Watson (UMC)

Anxiety is the curse of the 21st century, Dr. Gil Watson says. But in his sermon on Matthew 6:25-34, he shares Jesus' solution to overcoming worry: seeking God's reign first.

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The Rev. Peter Wallace (TEC)

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The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

April 10, 2005

Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

The Rev. Dr. Bill Self is pastor of Johns Creek Baptist Church in Alpharetta, GA, and a member of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.