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October 24, 2021, Knock, Knock, Knocking on Heaven’s Door, Mark 10:46-32 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, use the link above. Prayer is such a mysterious thing. Of all religious practices it can be the most intimate. We bare our souls before God in prayer. Sometimes we plead for God’s mercy. Sometimes we cry out in fear or desperation. Sometimes we weep for shame and regret. Other …

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October 17, 2021, From Riches to Rags, Mark 10:32-45 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click the above link. James and John were sons of a family of fishermen in Bethsaida, on the coast by the sea of Galilee. Along with Peter, they were the first disciples to be called by Jesus. Peter, James and John formed a kind of “inner circle” among the Twelve …

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October 11, 2021, What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life, Mark 10:17-31 – guest speaker Helen Harris

Recently, a person I know was pre-planning their funeral service whichmany of us have done. They were picking out their favorite scripturesand hymns. They kiddingly asked for the hymn, “Here I come Lord,”where the actual title is “Here I am Lord.” This person is one we call asnowbird, who is very fortunate to be able …

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October 3, 2021, The Myth of the Marlboro Man, Mark 10:2-16 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

I want to call your attention this morning to a condition that is threatening the lives of people all around us. The dangers of this condition have been scientifically proven, but for one reason or another people haven’t taken it as seriously as they need to. It’s a public health crisis, something the whole community …

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September 26, 2021, It’s Not Just a Metaphor, Mark 9:38-50 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

So, how do you read a passage that tells you to cut off your hand, or cut off your foot, or tear out your eye? If you think this passage that we just read is really hard to understand, you’re not alone. The first instinct that we might have when we come upon this bit …

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September 19, 2021, Free to Lose, Free to Love, Mark 9:30-37 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

Today you can really feel that summer is over and autumn is just a couple of days away. We’ve been plugging away at getting ready at our house: picking plums and raspberries and cucumbers and squash to can or freeze or make jam, and all the other things we need to do to be ready …

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September 12, 2021, Out of the Box and Into the Way, Mark 8:27-38 – Mtr. Kathryn Boswell

To listen to this sermon, click here: I am one of those people who need to make lists. I have lists all over the place – lists on the refrigerator of the dinners I’m going to make this week, and grocery lists on the blackboard, and lists of ideas for birthday presents, and lists of …

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September 5, 2021, Neiman Marcus and the Kingdom of God, James 2:1-4 – guest speaker Carroll Boswell

to listen to this sermon, click here: Possibly everyone has heard of Neiman-Marcus, though probably none of us here have been in one. It is a luxury department store with its headquarters in Dallas. It caters to the very wealthy. It would be embarrassing to even go into one of them unless you had some …

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August 22, 2021, Put on the Full Armor, Ephesians 6:10-20 – Mtr Kathryn Boswell

The reading from Ephesians today conjures up images of Roman centurions in old-time armor. But we still wear armor nowadays. People in the military wear armor. Firefighters and people in law enforcement wear armor. And there are other kinds of protection that we put on. Bicycle helmets for cyclists, knee pads and other protective gear …

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August 15, 2021, The House That Wisdom Built, Proverbs 9:1-6 – Carroll Boswell, guest speaker

The subject for today is wisdom so we will read a lot from Proverbs. The book of Proverbs urges people to seek out three special things: knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. Proverbs urges us to pursue these things as of first importance. For example, Proverbs 2:1-5, 9-12a “My son [or daughter], if you receive my words …

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