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The Way Message | November 19, 2017

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Parable of the Unforgiving Servant Scripture reading. Matthew 18:21-35. Narrator: This morning’s Scripture reading is known as the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant, and is found in the 18th chapter of Matthew. We are going to present the reading as a radio play, with our script based loosely on the Common English Bible. Very loosely. […]

The Way Message | November 12, 2017

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It has been a lot of fun getting to see what you all are thankful for on the chalkboards throughout the church. Last Sunday they began to fill up and with Wednesday night dinner and the preschoolers this week there is not much space left on those boards. Things like shelter, food, us your pastors, […]

The Way Message | November 5, 2017

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You can usually cut the tension with a knife. If I have learned anything in my short time in ministry it is that when we gather around a hospital or hospice bed to say goodbye to a family member or dear friend tensions can run high. While this is not always the case, it has […]

The Way Message | October 22, 2017

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We are in week 2 of our stewardship campaign and this morning we have Jesus being questioned about taxes. Since taxes are levied by the government, in Jesus’ case the Roman Empire, Jesus is being pushed into a corner, being asked to make a political statement. So for us this morning we have 2 of the 3 […]

The Way Message | October 8, 2017

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Psalm 137:1-4 Philippians 4:4-9 At the end of a week of unbearably sad news, I picked up the Washington Post on Friday and read that a brand new, bright red, three-keyboard, bleacher-shaking pipe organ has been installed at Nationals Park. Just in time for the playoffs. This brought back fond memories from the days of […]

The Way Message | October 1, 2017

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Paul is addressing a troubled church in Philippi. Paul has a real conundrum on his hand. There was controversy among new Christians as to exactly how a Gentile would convert to Christianity. Did they, make converts, need to be circumcised? Division within the church is nothing new. The absolute worst meeting I have ever attended, […]

The Way Message | September 10, 2017

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To fully understand what Jesus is telling his disciples in chapter 18, verses 15-20 about disciplining members of the church, we need to go back to verses 1-14. Now on first glance, when we read that the disciples asked Jesus, “who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” the first person that may come […]

The Way Message | September 3, 2017

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Several years ago, when my nephew, Christopher, was in the first grade, he asked me what it was like to grow up in black and white. Well, for those of you who are too young to remember those days, here’s a brief clip from “The Judy Garland Show,” originally broadcast in 1963. This morning, we’re […]

The Way Message | August 13, 2017

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Eleven years ago, I was the aquatics director at Camp William B. Snyder in Haymarket, Virginia. My friend Eric asked if I would help him open a new Cub Scout camp and being a recent college graduate with no job I took him up on his offer. Eric taught me to swim years prior to […]