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John of Assisi and John of Epworth

Sermon preached by the Reverend Doctor Fred Kellogg at the Emory United Methodist Church, Virginia, March 2018. Our scripture lesson comes from the closing verses of Matthew’s Gospel, after Jesus’ Resurrection.  It is often called the Great Commission. Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.  When … Continue reading

The Inclusive Community of Christ (?)

A sermon by Jacob Dye, a pre-ministerial student at Emory & Henry College, delivered on  Sunday, February 25, 2018, the Second Sunday in Lent & Greek Sunday, a the Emory United Methodist Church Text:  Genesis 17:1-7,15-16; Mark 8:31-38        Before I get started this morning, I do realize that with today being Greek Sunday, there are people in … Continue reading

Sermon: Blessed Are You among Women

Sermon: Blessed Are You among Women Text: Luke 1:26-42. “Blessed are you among women. The Lord is with you. You have found favor with God.” Mary’s Life. Many times we associate being blessed with physical attributes. We say that a beautiful person is blessed. If you own a large house or an expensive car, you … Continue reading

Remembering Reverend Will Rogers

Remarks about the Rev. Dr. William Fletcher Rogers, Jr. Born March 12, 1912 Passed Away Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Memorial Service of February 10, 2008 Jim Dawsey “My Peace I leave with you. My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither … Continue reading

Sermon: Light Has Dawned, January 22, 2017

Sermon: Light Has Dawned, January 22, 2017 Lectionary Reading: Matthew 4:12-22. “The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light; and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light has dawned.” Introduction: Enough! When I was 6 or 7 or 8 and a winter front would creep through and … Continue reading

The Christian’s Face

Scripture. When Paul finished speaking, he knelt down with the people and prayed.  There was much weeping.  They embraced and kissed, sad, because all knew they would see Paul’s face no more. Acts 20:36-38 Introduction.  In chapter 20 of the Book of Acts, we are told about Paul’s last meeting with people he loved from … Continue reading

THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF GOD

THE EXTENDED FAMILY OF GOD.  We often encounter people who sacrifice much for those they love. I know a mother who was bed-ridden for three months and nearly lost her life in order to carry her baby to term and a father who sold his road-construction business and many properties to cover a son’s bad … Continue reading

THE LOST COIN

THIS WEEK’S MEDITATION. In Luke’s Gospel, Jesus told the following parable:  “What woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it?  When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for … Continue reading

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Maria and Antonio were sharecroppers.  They lived in a small adobe shack which had dirt floors and a zinc roof.  Both worked from daybreak to late afternoon to make a living.  Their worldly goods were meager.  Nonetheless they had something that gave them great happiness and pride–a six-month-old beautiful baby girl.  One Sunday morning they brought her … Continue reading

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