Pentecost

The Hundredth Monkey

In the early Nineteenth Century, the Church collection was taken up in a bag at the end of a pole with a bell attached to arouse sleepy contributors. Jesus comes to us on this day of Pentecost ringing a bell to arouse His sleepy followers. The bell is sounding His message of peace and His …

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Today I Will Be Glad

Many years ago, before television, a well-meaning person proposed what she felt would put an end to war and violence in the world. She said a gigantic stadium had to be built, large enough to hold every single person in the world. When the billions of people had been gathered in the huge amphitheater, the …

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No Impostors!

In a “Peanuts” comic strip, little Linus listens attentively as his little sister, Lucy, boasts about her religious zeal and her potential as an evangelist. She says to Linus, I could be a terrific evangelist. Do you know that kid who sits behind me in school? I convinced him that my religion is better than …

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The Church is the Community which God has called into being for the specific purpose of making Himself known. It is important for us to remember that always. In an uniquely intense way, God’s living presence is revealed in the Church. The Holy Spirit-the Spirit of God-is present in the Bible from the very beginning: …

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The Sign Of Life

Although the precise length of Jesus’ final journey to the Cross, is not known, it likely can be compared to the ground covered by those of you who walked to Church today. Yet, no other journey in all history has so influenced so many down the long corridor of the Ages. Understood in its truest …

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If You Want To Be Happy …

Some time ago, at a sectarian University, the story went around about a student who had enrolled in a Course entitled “Theology 101,” known all over the campus as a “snap” Course. It seems that the professor always asked the same Final Examination question: “Discuss the trials and tribulations of the Apostle Paul.” Obviously, since …

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