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"Left Behind Body" sermon from Ascension Sunday

Message Manuscript for “Left Behind”   John 17:6-19
Delivered to Church for the Highlands
7th Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2015

“I just don’t know what I am going to do now” is what the man sitting next to me said with a tremble in his voice and tears in his eyes.   1,298 more words


7th Sunday of Easter

Prayer of the Day

Gracious and glorious God, you have chosen us as your own, and by the powerful name of Christ you protect us from evil. 497 more words


Sacrifice of Going Away

Few us willingly embrace paradox: loss for gain, death for life, serve to lead, and so on. Each and every type is repeated throughout scripture and our first reaction is reason: that is contradictory, that is not possible, that is absurd. 261 more words


A Blessing for Today

I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, will give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation that makes God known to you. 252 more words


Anchor the Words

How quickly I forget. How quickly the words escape into the ether and my faith-filled experiences and my God-given confirmations become a distant memory. I have had my share of minor miracles and serendipitous encounters with wonder. 302 more words


A Good Confession

A “good confession,” as a phrase, has been pinched by the Catholics and any Internet search will teach you how to make a good confession in the confessional and thereafter make penance etc. 335 more words


Enticed to Turn Away

What does it mean to be enticed to turn away? Intellectually, of course, I understand that to be enticed is to lured or beguiled by an expectation or hope for something better. 390 more words