Category: Modern

May 22, 2023

Modern – Give Your Best | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Luke 20:45-47 (CEB) 45 In the presence of all the people, Jesus said to his disciples, 46 “Watch out for the legal experts. They like to walk around in long robes. They love being greeted with honor in the markets. They long for the places of honor in the synagogues and at banquets. 47 They […]

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May 15, 2023

Modern – Becoming Resilient: Peace | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Isaiah 54:7-14 (CEB) 7 For a brief moment I abandoned you,    but with great mercy I will bring you back.8     In an outburst of rage,    I hid my face from you for a moment,    but with everlasting love I have consoled you,    says your redeemer, the Lord. 9 These are like the days of Noah for me,    when I promised […]

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May 8, 2023

Modern – Becoming Resilient: Redeem | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Isaiah 44:22-24 (CEB) 22 I swept away your rebellions like a cloud,    and your sins like fog.Return to me,    because I have redeemed you. 23 Sing, heavens, for the Lord has acted;    shout, depths of the earth!Burst out with a ringing cry,you mountains, forest, and every tree in it.The Lord has redeemed Jacob,    and will glorify himself through […]

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April 30, 2023

Modern – Becoming Resilient: Hope & Wait | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Isaiah 25:6-9 (CEB) 6 On this mountain,    the Lord of heavenly forces will prepare for all peoples        a rich feast, a feast of choice wines,        of select foods rich in flavor,        of choice wines well refined.7 He will swallow up on this mountain the veil that is veiling all peoples,    the shroud enshrouding all nations.8 He will swallow up death […]

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April 20, 2023

Modern – Becoming Resilient: Walk | Rev. Maggie Dunaway Scripture Reference: Isaiah 40:27-31 (CEB) 27 Why do you say, Jacob,    and declare, Israel,    “My way is hidden from the Lord,    my God ignores my predicament”?28 Don’t you know? Haven’t you heard?    The Lord is the everlasting God,    the creator of the ends of the earth.    He doesn’t grow tired or weary.His understanding is beyond human reach,29     giving power to the tired    and reviving […]

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April 17, 2023

Modern – The Gospel Of Mark: Jesus’ Resurrection | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Mark 16:1-8 (NRSV) 16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. 3 They had been saying […]

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April 12, 2023

Modern – The Gospel Of Mark: Jesus’ Last Week | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Mark 11:1-11 (NRSV) 11 When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples 2 and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie […]

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April 3, 2023

Modern – The Gospel Of Mark: Humility | Rev. Robert Mercer Scripture Reference: Mark 10:35-45 (CEB) 35 James and John, Zebedee’s sons, came to Jesus and said, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask.” 36 “What do you want me to do for you?” he asked. 37 They said, “Allow one of us to sit on your right and the other on your left […]

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March 21, 2023

Modern – The Gospel Of Mark: Who’s The Boss? | Rev. Mike Holly

Scripture Reference: Mark 8:27-33 (CEB) 27 Jesus and his disciples went into the villages near Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28 They told him, “Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, and still others one of the prophets.” 29 He asked them, “And what about you? Who […]

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March 16, 2023

Modern – The Gospel Of Mark: Parable of the Mustard Seed | Rev. Robert Mercer

Scripture Reference: Mark 4:26-34 (CEB) 26 Then Jesus said, “This is what God’s kingdom is like. It’s as though someone scatters seed on the ground, 27 then sleeps and wakes night and day. The seed sprouts and grows, but the farmer doesn’t know how. 28 The earth produces crops all by itself, first the stalk, then the head, […]

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