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Preaching Joy

JoyRecently I was asked by a former student how to adequately express joy in a sermon without sounding “slap-happy.” The preacher had been told by several members of her congregation that she sounded a bit sappy when she talked about the joy we can all find in our faith. They just didn’t “buy” her joy when she preached.

Hospital Time Warp

"Waiting Room" sign I am not a patient person. I fully admit that fact. I am anxious for things to happen. I work on a schedule and plan ahead. So I always take something with me to grade, read, play with, or otherwise keep my brain, hands and spirit engaged. Normal time lapses do not make me too crazy.

(Where) Is Jesus in the Old Testament?

Luke 24:44 Then Jesus said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the Torah of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures.

            Let us pray: Holy One of Old, open our eyes that we may see wondrous things out of your word. Amen.