Almost There

There are stories in the gospel about people who are “almost there.” We would characterize this person as a “good Methodist” but Jesus is always in the mode of challenging us to “go deeper” or to take “one step up.”

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Where Jesus Stands

There is a wonderful exchange between the blind man and Jesus. Jesus stands still for us to be in his presence. He also wants to know the truth, “What is it you want me to do for you?” This will be a reminder that the king of the universe is concerned about our daily affairs.

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Before You Walk Away

Rev. Doug de Graffenried Scripture Passage: Mark 10:17-31 Sermon Transcript Our lesson this morning comes from the 10th chapter of Mark's Gospel. Starting with the 17th verse. “As he was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and ask him, good teacher. What must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus said to him, Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone. You know the commandments, and you shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal. You shall not bear false witness. You shall not defraud. Honor your father and mother. He said…
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As a Child

Scripture Passage: Mark 10:13-16 Sermon Transcript From the 10th chapter of Mark's Gospel, these words. People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them. And the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, let the little children come to me. Do not stop them. For it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly, I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it. I need to read that one again. Whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as…
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