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Sermon Prep, July 27

This Sunday we will complete Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:15-23. Our text will be verses 20-23. These final verses serve as a transition in the letter. 234 more words

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Sermon Prep, July 20

As you may know, this past Sunday we did not complete Ephesians 1:15-23. Lord willing, we will do so this Sunday.

Last Sunday we focused on Paul’s determination to pray (Eph 1:15-16). 228 more words

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Friday Prep for Preachers & Hearers: Mad Farmer Liberation Front

Link to
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front by Wendell Berry
http://www.goodnaturepublishing.com/poem.htm

Link to
Lectionary Texts
http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=150

Okay, really, Wendell Berry is all you need to preach on Matthew 13:1-9 (but 13:18-23 is another story). 246 more words

Sermon Prep, July 13

Our passage this Sunday is Ephesians 1:15-23. The Apostle Paul transitions from offering praise to God for spiritual blessings (Eph 1:3-14) to offering prayer to God for spiritual understanding. 235 more words

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Friday Prep for Preachers & Hearers: If you don't mind my asking...

If You Don’t Mind My Asking

Link to Lectionary Texts for Proper 9A: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=149

The following is a poem I am substituting for one or more readings of the Lectionary texts.

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Sermon Prep, July 6

This Sunday Brady is preaching. We will be looking at how Jesus teaches in Luke 15:11-32 that there are two ways to run from God.  However, there is only one way home to the Father’s table. 125 more words

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Sermon Prep, June 29

This Sunday we will conclude Paul’s eulogy of God in Ephesians 1:3-14. Our text is Ephesians 1:11-14. After praising God the Father for choosing us and adopting us (1:3-6), praising God the Son for redeeming and ruling over us (1:7-10), Paul praises God the Holy Spirit for sealing us (1:11-14). 139 more words

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