Tag Archives: Jesus

Guest Post: Withstanding Temptation

by Camille Z. Roddy At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending … Continue reading

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Guest Post: A Genuine Heart

by Latrice Mallard “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need don’t do as the hypocrites do-blowing … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Extend Mercy

By Rev. Jacob Sahms Read Psalm 51:1-7. Mercy. It’s not a word we hear frequently in today’s society. Judgment? Fairness? Crime and punishment? Those terms are more comfortable in our black and white worlds. But in Psalm 51, David knows he … Continue reading

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Charlie Brown Valentine: Discussion Questions

I wrote this last year to use with my youth group after watching A Charlie Brown Valentine. It was a great discussion about God’s love in our lives.

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Somos Uno

I wrote the following as one of four devotions for the January 2015 Virginia United Methodist Advocate. This devotion was on John 17:6-21. It was used recently as our devotion during a church staff meeting. As I listened to my … Continue reading

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Undaunted: The Early Life of Josh McDowell (2011)

Josh McDowell is a well known Christan author and speaker. His credentials are endless, but he is mostly known for his bestseller More Than a Carpenter. In this new project, the film Undaunted, McDowell takes viewers on a very personal journey back … Continue reading

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Called to Include

The smell of Central American coffee was rich in the air.  The roar of the blenders making smoothies filled the small coffee shop.  High school students were slowly gathering in for their Thursday night ritual of coffee, cookies, smoothies, and … Continue reading

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Jesus Said: Follow Me

“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people’” (Matthew 4:19). Remember playing the game “Follow the Leader” when you were a kid? I used to work in an after school … Continue reading

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Sermon: Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord Sunday is one of my favorites. Probably because it reminds us of the waters of grace, flowing over us, reminding us that God is at work in our lives long before we even know of … Continue reading

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Sermon: Children of the Light

The sermon I preached at Peakland United Methodist on Sunday, January 4, 2015.

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