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Trinity Sunday 2010

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Gospel: John 16:12-15 It’s Trinity Sunday, and the typical sermon preached from pulpits throughout the land is usually a verbal wrestling match with the mysterious character of the Trinity, an exploration of the nature of the complex relationship among the triune God – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, an explication about how […]

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Day of Pentecost 2010

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Gospel: John 14:8-17 (25-27) If a typical resident of Benton County had fallen asleep, say two decades ago, and awakened on this day, in the year of our Lord, 2010, and found himself plopped down between the potatoes and the onions in the produce section of Wal-Mart, he might accidently guess that it was the […]

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Seventh Sunday in Easter 2010

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Gospel: Luke 24:44-53 Like quite a few of you, I sometimes miss worshiping in a church with kneelers. I can remember first visiting an Episcopal Church when I was 17 and witnessing, for the first time, God’s faithful people, kneeling together in prayer. Initially, I found all the ups and downs rather confusing. I wasn’t sure […]

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Sixth Sunday in Easter 2010

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Gospel: John 14:23-29 This passage is part of what is called, John’s Farewell Discourse, and is an answer to question from Judas’ (as is specifically noted, not Iscariot, but probably the son of James), “How is it that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus’ reply is a message meant for […]

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Fifth Sunday in Easter 2010

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Guest Sermon by Lynn Bauman Gospel: John 13:31-35 A little over a month ago I stood on the Mt. of Olives in Israel, overlooking the ancient city of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount. The day could not have been more beautiful, and the viewpoint from that high place outside the old city walls is magnificent. It […]