August 4, 2019 - Rev'd. Kevin Corbin Smith

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me." But he said to him, "Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?" And he said to them, "Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; for one's life does not consist in the abundance of possessions." Then he told them a parable: "The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, `What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?' Then he said, `I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, `Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.' But God said to him, `You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?' So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich toward God."

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Eric Tanner
June 23, 2019 - Rev'd. Kevin Corbin Smith

Jesus and his disciples arrived at the country of the Gerasenes, which is opposite Galilee. As he stepped out on land, a man of the city who had demons met him. For a long time he had worn no clothes, and he did not live in a house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he fell down before him and shouted at the top of his voice, "What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg you, do not torment me"

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Eric Tanner
May 26, 2019 - Rev'd Kevin Corbin Smith

Over the last several weeks, the Lectionary has assigned to us lessons from the Book of Revelation, or as it’s also known, The Apocalypse of John. The Book of Revelation is a strange book with all sorts of symbolism and beastly characters. It’s also the most misunderstood book in the New Testament if not the entire Bible itself.

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Eric Tanner
January 13, 2019 - Rev'd. Kevin Corbin Smith

“The crowd is rather thick out to the Jordan. It’s been like this for weeks: people in droves confronting the midday sun and the dusty road in a long, disorganized procession out to the plush, cool trees surrounding the river. They’ve heard that John has a message of repentance and hope culminating in a dip in the river –a dip of refreshment from the hot, Middle Eastern sun.”

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Eric Tanner
September 23, 2018 - Rev'd Kevin Corbin Smith

One would think that Jesus himself would’ve chosen more astute men to be his disciples. The women seem to have gotten what he was offering, but the guys were pretty dense. One might think Jesus would’ve found men on the order of Plato or Aristotle or Socrates or Rabbi Hillel or one of those big names who could comprehend his message.

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Denise Crawford
September 9, 2018 - Rev'd Kevin Corbin Smith

There are several hints throughout the Gospels that indicate that Our Lord was an introvert. This does not mean that he was the shy, retiring type.  We all know better than that.  However, introverts need time away to recharge, to rest, to be internally creative so they can emerge from their time away refreshed and ready to move on to the next stage of the adventures of life.

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Denise Crawford
February 5, 2018 - Rev'd Kevin Corbin Smith

I’ve always thought that salt gets a bad rap especially in our current culture. One week one hears that salt is bad for you because it raises one’s blood pressure and the next week we’re told that salt has no effect on blood pressure. We’re told to read the labels on packaged foods and not use the ones that have a high sodium content – again dealing with salt.

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Denise Crawford