Venice Nokomis United Methodist Church MONDAY'S SOAP IS EASTER SUNDAY'S LESSON       One of the most powerful life moments I ever experience happens at funerals. Immediately after the service, after all the words are spoken, last respects are paid, and final goodbyes area expressed, the funeral attendants prepare the casket for internment. And [...]

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Core Discipleship

Venice Nokomis United Methodist Church WEDNESDAY'S SOAP       4.05.17   Core Discipleship SCRIPTURE: LUKE 9:23 Then [Jesus] said to them all: "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me  OBSERVATION:             Jesus never made it easy to follow him. Neither did he make [...]

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Sunday’s Lesson is Monday’s Soap

SUNDAY'S LESSON IS MONDAY'S SOAP Introduction:  As we saw last week in our “So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt” series Moses, after killing an Egyptian, fled to a God-forsaken desert town called Midian. Once there he takes a wife, named Zipporah and then becomes a shepherd, because, of course, what else would one do [...]

By |2017-04-03T15:13:19+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments

Irrational Expectation?

THURSDAY'S SOAP       03.30.17 Irrational Expectation? SCRIPTURE: Mark 8:1-9 1 During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, 2 “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. 3 If I send [...]

By |2017-03-31T14:57:50+00:00March 31st, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments

Keep Praying This Prayer For Our Church

WEDNESDAY'S SOAP       03.29.17 Keep Praying This Prayer for Our Church SCRIPTURE: Psalm 126:1-6 1 When the Lord brought back the captives to Zion, we were like men who dreamed.  2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done [...]

By |2017-03-29T18:24:00+00:00March 29th, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments

The Reality Of Realities

Venice Nokomis United Methodist Church TUESDAY'S SOAP       03.28.17 The Reality of Realities SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. OBSERVATION:             Paul reminds [...]

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Thomas Ranier Article

Thomas Ranier Article   It broke my heart. Another church closed. This church had unbelievable potential. Indeed, it had its own “glory days,” but only for a season. But, 10 years ago, few would have predicted this church’s closure. Today, it is but another statistic in the ecclesiastical graveyard. I know. We don’t compromise doctrine. [...]

By |2017-03-27T18:44:30+00:00March 27th, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments

From Mulberries To Mountains

3.21.17 From Mulberries to Mountains SCRIPTURE: Luke 17:6, Mark 11:23   Jesus replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw [...]

By |2017-03-22T14:39:15+00:00March 22nd, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments

So You Wanna Go Back To Egypt

MONDAY'S SOAP IS SUNDAY'S SERMON         Introduction: Last week in our “So You Wanna Go Back to Egypt” series we ended with some very good news: whenever God allows a pharaoh to enter our lives, i.e., a financial reversal, a relational fracture, or a bad health diagnoses, a catalytic - life altering [...]

By |2017-03-20T19:06:41+00:00March 20th, 2017|Pastor's Blog|0 Comments