The Bigger They Are...

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Sermon Text: 1 Samuel 17:4-11, 40-51

I love Frederick Buechner’s description of Goliath:  “Goliath stood ten feet tall in his stocking feet, wore a size twenty collar and a 52 inch belt” – reminds me of a defensive tackle for the Jaguars. “When he put his full armor on, he not only looked like a Sherman tank but weighed like one. Even stripped to the bare essentials he had plenty to carry around, and flesh and bones were the least of it. There was the burdensome business of having to defend his title against all comers. There were the mangled remains of the runners-up. When he tried to think something out it was like struggling through a hip-deep bog. When he tried to explain something it was like trying to push a truck uphill. His dark moods were leaden and his light moods elephantine. He considered underarm deodorant a sign of effeminacy.” ...See full sermon here

The Invisible Ruler

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 2:5-9  and  Acts 1:1-11

This is the last Sunday of the season of Easter. Next Sunday is Pentecost, the celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the church. So, it’s fitting that today we deal with Acts 1, which describes the ascension of Christ to God’s right hand in heaven. When he was raised from the dead, he didn’t go immediately to heaven but spent several weeks with his disciples convincing them that he was really alive after being crucified and teaching them as much as he could about the coming kingdom of God. Now he’s going to ascend to his position as Lord over all things, and this is his last conversation with them... See full sermon here