Monthly Archives: June 2010

June 27, 2010 – Characteristics of a Christian Life – Part 4: Free

text: Galatians 5:13-25 click on the link above to read the text at http://www.biblestudytools.com Paul says we are called to be free. That’s just great. That is what we long for—life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That’s the American … Continue reading

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Equal — revisited

After worship yesterday I was reminded of another illustration of equal that I thought I would share. Probably most of you have seen James Cameron’s Titanic that was released about 13 years ago. If you haven’t seen the movie – … Continue reading

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Redistricting Sails—Site Selection Stumbles

Well, the anticipation of discord over the plan to reduce the number of districts in the Virginia Conference was apparently unfounded. There were a few voices in opposition to the proposal—mostly what I would call the “we like things the … Continue reading

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Know Boundaries

A plan will be presented this afternoon [Tuesday] to reduce the number of district in the Virginia Conference from 18 to 16. District boundaries have not been significantly adjusted in nearly 40 years. I won’t trouble you with all the … Continue reading

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June 20, 2010 – Characteristics of a Christian Life – Part 3: Equal

text: Galatians 3:23-29 click on the link above to read the text at http://www.biblestudytools.com It wasn’t too long ago when a majority in our society promoted and enforced the policy of segregation. The mantra of that age was “separate but … Continue reading

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Called to cake and pasta

Our conference preacher, Vance Ross of the General Board of Discipleship, says sometimes we are called to cake and pasta. It may be easy and appealing to say yes to the call of cake and pasta, but that kind of … Continue reading

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Business as usual

I am currently sitting in Annual Conference in the Norfolk Scope Arena waiting for afternoon worship to begin, so my preaching reflections will have to wait a little while. Maybe I’ll have it up by tomorrow if I get out … Continue reading

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Live streaming of Annual Conference available on Conference Web site

Virginia Annual Conference begins Sunday night, June 13, with a Service of Remembrance and Holy Communion in the Scope arena in Norfolk. Live streaming of the 2010 Virginia Annual Conference session will be available, beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday, from … Continue reading

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June 13, 2010 – Characteristics of a Christian Life – Part 2: Faithful

text: Galatians 2:15-21 click on the link above to read the text at http://www.biblestudytools.com Paul says it right up front in this passage – a person is justified through faith in Jesus Christ. The consequence of living by the law … Continue reading

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