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Pentecost 4 Sermon

Sermon Text: Genesis 22: 1-14 and Matthew 10: 40-42 A test is a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something or someone.  For most people the word “test” probably evokes memories of school.  Memories of spelling, multiplication tables, anatomy, Scan Tron sheets will all of their many multiple choice bubbles, or …

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Pentecost 3 Sermon

Sermon text: Matthew 10: 24-39 Once, during a Bible Study, I asked the class this question.  I asked, “Is there anything that you wished that Jesus did not say?”  The question received a lot of quizzical looks—like “Pastor, don’t you know that you are the pastor?  You’re not allowed to ask that question.”  Eventually there …

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