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John 11:1-45

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03292020 – John 11. 1-45 IT IS a hard gospel to preach on sometimes…it most certainly is challenging! John’s gospel ONE MORE TIME IS DIFFERENT…very different! ONE of the problems that presents itself is this is OUR FIRST encounter with Lazarus.  We DO NOT KNOW him and have NOT heard of him before this.  We […]

John 11:1-45

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O3282020 – John 11. 1-45 This is about BELIEVING IN and TRUSTING. The disciples DO NOT get it.  They NEVER have.  And yet, it is IMPERATIVE that THEY DO.  For the record here, TIME IS running out! What WILL it take? Will it take someone RISING from the DEAD?  Will THAT be ENOUGH?  Or, will […]

John 9:1-41

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03252020 – John 9. 1-41 Do you remember that “catchy little song” that started out like this: “I can see clearly now the rain is gone I can see all obstacles in my way…Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind It’s gonna be a bright (bright) sun shiny day…”   It was actually […]

John 4:1-41

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03212020 – John 4. 1-41 (Lent IV) Just “a little bit of talk” about “SALIVA…”  SPITTLE…  Ew-Gross!  (Like, totally…like completely!)  Just saying, hocking up a really good “hacker,” a “loogie” “mucus,” “phlegm…” you KNOW the stuff, I am talking about! In Mark, chapter 7 Jesus used “a little bit of spittle” in the healing of […]

John 4:5-42

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03182020 – John 4. 5-42 Let’s Start Out with an “Actual Question:”  How racist are you?  How’s that for food for thought? This is “the ACTUAL scoop behind our text!” This is what happened IMMEDIATELY AFTER the reigns of King DAVID and King SOLOMON.  The once, UNITED nation was NO more.  It became PHYSICALLY divided […]

john 4:5-42

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03142020 – John 4. 5-42 – Lent III There was a time, PERHAPS still is…when people ASSUMED “the worst!”  A wise person ASSUMES NOTHING! I want to talk with you today about MISOGYNY because it is important.  I think it is critical for our “BIBLICAL UNDERSTANDING.” Misogyny is the HATRED of, CONTEMPT FOR, or PREJUDICE […]

John 3:1-17

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03112020 – John 3. 1-17 (Lent II) So, HOW DO YOU relate to the night or to the darkness? We know SOMETHING about “nighttime.”   More drinking, more carousing, MORE PARTYING, more arguments, probably more injury, accidents, more spousal abuse takes place at night.  Robberies, thefts, crimes, break- ins…all under the cover of darkness. Nicodemus came […]

Franciscan Villa March 9th, 2020

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Franciscan Villa March 9th, 2020 2:00 P.M. John 3. 1-17   A 14th-century monk announced to the people of his village that he was going to preach “THE GREATEST SERMON EVER PREACHED ON THE LOVE OF GOD.”   He urged EVERYONE to attend.   People were CURIOUS.    They wondered what the “old monk” was […]

John 3:1-17

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03072020 – John 3. 1-17 (Lent II)   Have you EVER entertained the idea that your thinking MIGHT be wrong?  A little OFF?  Tainted? Not, a part of God’s plan?  You could be standing “in direct OPPOSITION to him” you know! Nicodemus had EVERYTHING going for him.  Talk about your “LIFE of PRIVILEGE” … HE […]

Matthew 4:1-11 Wednesday

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030420202 – Matthew 4. 1-11   DEMONS, we’ve ALL GOT them!   We all have DARK secrets, DESIRES or something we LUST after, our WORST fears, our BROKEN hopes…our diminished PROMISES…our countless misgivings… These “things” SLOWLY but surely CHOKE and HARM our good QUALITIES, HOPES, our DREAMS and ASPIRATIONS if left unchecked…or if we ALLOW […]