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I knew I’d have a good story to tell after today’s sermon, and I was right. The scripture verse came from Haggai 1:15-2:9. Whose ever heard of Haggai? Can you find it quickly in your Bible? It only has two … Continue reading
Deuteronomy 7:7-11 God didn’t choose the Israelites because there was anything particularly wonderful about them. And He continues to choose people who are no big deal in the eyes of the world. Again, it isn’t about me, it’s about God. God … Continue reading
The lectionary readings weren’t working out. It was mostly the constant bad news that God kept sending to the Israelites over and over. It might be interesting to count how many times God sent a prophet to tell the people … Continue reading
Psalm 79:1-9 Someone is calling out to God, crying about how the foreigners have destroyed Jerusalem. DUH! That was God’s punishment on the Israelites for their rebellion. He pleads with God to give them a break, to turn His rath … Continue reading
Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 The first verse of this scripture passage: My grief is beyond healing, my heart is sick within me. Powerful words. I thought of Terry at his wife’s funeral. Grief so deep and painful. Read on and … Continue reading
This is the response to Psalm 14 found in the United Methodist Hymnal, page 746: “My hope is lost; breathe life upon me.” And what does Psalm 14 say? Fools, corrupt, abominable They say there is no God. No one … Continue reading