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
Genesis 50:15-21; Philippians 3:8-10 One second. One mistake. One firing of the missile in the midst of the war. The missile cannot come back. The weapon is now headed for you. And the one who fired it is on your side. It is war. Hit by friendly fire. And this is not Baghdad or the...
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(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