Epiphany 5 – February 6, 2022

“It Is Well: Hymns/Songs that Heal Us” – Hymn 763   Horatio Spafford story review I have told the story of Horatio Spafford before, and some of you may remember it. But let me just review and summarize it for you. Spafford was a successful mid-1800’s lawyer and businessman in Chicago with a wife, Anna, […]

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Epiphany 4 – January 30, 2022

“Come Thou Fount – Hymns/Songs that Bless Us” – Hymn 686   Introduction: Robert Robinson “Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing” was written by Robert Robinson in 1758. Robinson wasn’t as disobedient and rebellious as we heard John Newton was, but his early life was no angelic thing. One line in the third verse, “Prone […]

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Epiphany 3 – January 23, 2022

“Amazing Grace: Songs that Transform Us” – Hymn 744   1. Meticulously remastered hymn lyrics Sometimes when people talk they use difficult, inappropriate or even unintelligible speech. Babies are extremely good at it. We had a video chat with our daughter and son-in-law last Monday, and Kara reported that sometimes 2 year-old Jubilee will be […]

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Epiphany 2 – January 16, 2022

“The Doxology: Songs that Unite Us” – Hymn 805   Introduction: Songs that everyone sings It seems to me that our world, our communities, our families don’t sing together as much as we used to in the past. I think that the little beeps and noises of video games have replaced that wholesome entertainment of […]

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Baptism of our Lord – January 9, 2022

“New Every Day” – Isaiah 43:1-7; Romans 6;1-11; Luke 3:15-22   Introduction – What did you look like? What did you look like when you got up this morning? Did you have sleep in your eyes? Crud around your lips? Did you have a serious case of bed head? Pillow hair? Did a new zit […]

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