Telling the Story

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April 2018

“Easter People/Angels”/ Rev. Rodger Allen/ Matthew 28: 5-8, 16-20;Romans 10:9-15/4-15-18

By |April 19th, 2018|Sermons|

  The two women who went to visit Jesus’ tomb that first Easter morning  are sometimes described as “the first evangelists.” Now they probably wouldn’t have thought of themselves as having a particular title like that, or being “the first” anything. They just had some really exciting news, so of course wanted to share it with their friends who would also be really excited about it: Verse 6 – “He is not here; he has been raised”; verse 8 – “they ran to tell the disciples.” Picture yourself in their situation: wouldn’t you also want to run and tell the other people that loved Jesus that “he is not dead, he is alive”? (since you wouldn’t have your smart phone back then). The Marys would have just considered themselves to be two people who wanted to share great news with their friends. […]

May 2016

Telling the Story 5-1-16 Acts 10: 34-43; Romans 5:6-8; 6:1-4; 12-13 Rev. Rodger Allen

By |May 9th, 2016|Sermons|

“The Lectionary” is a set of recommended Scripture passages for use in worship on Sunday mornings. The passages often tell stories relevant to the season of the church year we are in; in the weeks leading up to Christmas, for example, we find the verses from the prophets telling of a Messiah to come, and [...]