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Stained Glass, V: Why We Should All Be Episcopalians

For Paul, prayer is not a technique but a relationship. For the Philippians, Paul leads them to a humble posture before their creator and each other. He is redefining their point-of-view to see they are not a collection of lone Christians or adversaries. They are in a world God created, sitting side-by-side with people God created. Euodia is a child of God. Syntyche is a child of God. They are in God’s world and this God is as near as their breath.

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Stained Glass, IV: Why We Should All Be Congregationalists

I was brought up, first, in these churches that call for Christian unity as their core value. Bill, Jo, and I are preaching this sermon series called Stained Glass, wondering about the many many ways that God’s light shines through our stained glass windows—the deep and abiding traditions that surround us every Sunday—and the reason why any one person might adopt one or all of those traditions as their own. I am preaching today on the Congregational window, because these early, formative churches in my life are part of the Congregational church.

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Stained Glass, III: Why I Am a Presbyterian

“What is the chief end of humankind?” asks the old catechism, and the Sunday School student answers, “The chief end of humankind is to glorify God and to enjoy God forever.” That’s why we’re here, that’s the point of our existence, to glorify a glorious God, and to have a blast doing it.

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The Ten-Percent Solution

So your stewardship of your time, talent, and treasure is a thick, dense, solid, vivid, dramatic, colorful expression of your gratitude for undeserved benediction. It’s a way of returning to Jesus healed and hale and whole and letting loose with a loud hallelujah at his feet.

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