Category: Christianity

Notes for the 4 G’s of God

In October 2021, I have the pleasure of preaching a sermon on, what I am calling, The 4 G’s of God. Here are a few notes and links. Glory of God 5 Solae – the 5 Alone statements The 5 Solae (Greek for alone) of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) …

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Notes for August 14, 2021

  A few notes related to today’s sermon, The Joy of POP (privilege, opportunity, priority). Tony Dungy Books by Tony Dungy here.  They include Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life and The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge. Super Bowl Breakfast Speech Tony Dungy Super Bowl Breakfast 2006 Part 1 …

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Ah-ha, when I walk up to a situation

Phillipians 2:3-5 says: 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Forgive me Lord. When I approach a …

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Grace is a Kingdom with Doors Open Wide

Broken Things is a wonderful song by Matthew West.  The concluding last line, “Grace is a kingdom; With gates open wide; There’s a seat at the table just waiting for you; So, come on inside.” is a great statement on the grace of God, His Kingdom, and the welcome He provides. Lyrics: If grace …

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Howard Thurman influential American visionary, educator, and leader

Howard Thurman Howard Thurman (Nov. 18, 1899, Daytona Beach, FL – Apr. 10, 1981, San Francisco, CA) was an American author, philosopher, theologian, mystic, educator, preacher, and civil rights leader. As a prominent and inspirational religious figure, he played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the 20th century. Dr. Thurman …

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Macomb/McDonough County Community Gathering

I’m looking forward to the Community Gathering tomorrow (11/7) at 10-11 am at Veteran’s Park, in Macomb. In these crazy times, this is a time for us to gather together as a community and pray for our elected leaders and pastors. Here is the map (google doc) of how we will set up the chairs. …

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Cross reference tool

https://www.openbible.info/labs/cross-references/search?q=Micah+6%3A8 Cross reference tool. Bible

Be present at our table, Lord

table grace https://hymnary.org/text/be_present_at_our_table_lord sung to the Old 100 UMC Hymnal # 621 Be present at our table, Lord; Be here and everywhere adored; Thy creatures bless and grant that we May feast in paradise with thee.

Initial thoughts

(This is far from finished and far from ready to be shared.) Thesis: Work toward a more just, inclusive, and harmonious society, for everyone. Outline: What we’ve learned and are learning. Tenets of faith in God and Christ that come to bare here. Challenges of reducing racism and for the underprivileged.  What we need to …

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N.T. Wright’s Trinitarian Prayer

Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth: Set up your kingdom in our midst. Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the Living God: Have mercy on us sinners. Holy Spirit, Breath of the Living God: Renew us and all the world. – N.T. Wright Closely related to my 5 breath prayer and the Trinity +1 (Lord). …

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