Is Reconciliation Possible?

Psalm 133; Ephesians 2:11-22; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Michael Christopher's play The Black Angel haunts everyone who struggles for reconciliation. It involves Herman Engel, a former German army general who is trying to make a new beginning for himself and his wife outside a little French village. He has spent the last thirty years in prison, having been sentenced by

Squeezed or Transformed?

Squeezed or Transformed? (February, 2003 POL) Topic: Transformation Author: James A. Harnish, Hyde Park United Methodist Church, Tampa FL Title: Squeezed or Transformed? Text: Romans 12:1-8 Let's begin with an object lesson this morning. This is a toothpaste tube. I'm prepared to confess this m

God Wants to Forgive Your Sins

God Wants to Forgive Your Sins(Lectionary Starters) Seventh Sunday after Epiphany, Year B February 23, 2003 Isaiah 43:18-25; Mark 2:1-12 Jim Killen, a minister of the United Methodist Church, Beaumont, Texas We have been talking for several weeks about the things that God wants to do for us