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“Made in Heaven”

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Pastor Russell Edwards October 15th 2017 Philippians 4:1-8,9b     Matthew 5:21-25a   The reporter for a local paper had come to interview a senior couple, both in their late 90’s, who were celebrating their 75th wedding anniversary.  After she took a … Continue reading

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“Reality Check: Got Clothes?”

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Pastor Russell Edwards October 8th 2017 Psalm 25:1-2a,4-9    Philippians 2:2b-8,12-13   I’m so far removed from the days of sending my kids to school that I often wonder what our children are being taught these days; do schools still teach … Continue reading

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“Questionable Advertising”

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Pastor Russell Edwards October 1st 2017 Mark 16:15-16 James 2:14-18, 26    Matthew 7:14-17,20-21   I cannot remember precisely when I became interested in churches, not in what goes on inside the sanctuaries, but in the churches themselves.  I’m not sure … Continue reading

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“Who’s In Control?”

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Pastor Russell Edwards September 24th 2017 Jonah 3:1-6,10-4:11   Most of us all know the story of Jonah and the whale, or we at least have a vague idea of what it was about (we think); even people who aren’t … Continue reading

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“Love and a Rack of Ribs”

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Pastor Russell Edwards September 10th 2017 Romans 12:9-19a, 21           Luke 6:31-35a    News coverage filmed last month in Charlottesville, VA literally nauseated the naive (myself included) as we witnessed (possibly for the first time) black-shrouded “defenders of the left” … Continue reading

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“How Long, Oh Lord, How Long?”

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Pastor Russell Edwards September 3rd 2017 Psalm 23    2 Corinthians 4:8-10,16-18  On May 6, 1937, as the German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg slid slowly across the skies of lower Manhattan, thousands of people rushed into the streets to catch … Continue reading

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“My Ordinary, Everyday Life”

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Pastor Russell Edwards August 27th, 2017 [1] Psalm 138:1-3, 7-8      Romans 12:1-3  I recall precisely, where I was, the first time I heard, really heard, Paul’s words, expressed in the opening verses of Chapter 12, to the followers of Jesus … Continue reading

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“Time to Change Long Overdue”

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Pastor Russell Edwards August 20th, 2017 Acts 10:9-16, 34-35     1 John 2:7-11     During an address to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas Texas, in the spring of 1966, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “We have come a … Continue reading

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“How Long – Justice?”

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Pastor Russell Edwards August 6th, 2017 Proverbs 31                Luke 18:1-8   So many things in life shape who we are and the values we develop and cling to throughout our lives.  And it takes either a preponderance of evidence to … Continue reading

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“Monsters & Butterflies”

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Pastor Russell Edwards July 30th, 2017 Joshua 1:1-2, 5b-9              Romans 13:5b-8 A few days ago I walked into the supermarket up the road which is undergoing a major renovation; there are entire sections of the store cordoned off with plastic … Continue reading

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