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Just a Carpenter

Jesus – was he “just a carpenter”. How do you allow others to define you?
How many of you today have felt that you have just received a huge new learning, something that has truly transformed your life, and you share it at home — and no one is listening?

Or maybe you have started a new diet and it is really working for you… you are excited about it, and share it with those who know you best… and they just don’t get how important this discovery is for you? You may choose to allow yourself to be defined by what you do. You may choose to be defined by the expectations others have of you.

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Finding God: the Trinity

Welcome to Trinity Sunday, where we celebrate the Oneness of the Three: Father, Son & Holy Spirit Creator, Word & Breath of Life Creator, Redeemer & Sustainer Invisible God, Firstborn of all Creation, & Comforter Omnipotence, Omniscience, & Omnipresence God with us, revealed in us: alive within us. This morning we read from Genesis 1:1-3:…

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Mount up with wings like eagles

Readings:  Isaiah 40: 21- 31 Mark 1: 29-39 Isaiah 40:21-31 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard?     Has it not been told you from the beginning?     Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth,     and its inhabitants…

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Follow Me!

Readings: 1 Samuel 3: 1-20 1 Corinthians 6: 12-20 John 1: 43-51 Follow Me! Leave everything that you have and that you are doing, and follow me. I want you to imagine, for just a minute, that instead of Philip & Nathanael, that Jesus had called you that day in Galilee. What would you be…

English speaking, Sunday service, Panama City, Balboa, Union, methodist, lutheran, presbyterian, anglican, Christian, Catholic, welcoming, Church, missions, serving

Church Divas and Doers

This sermon is available on video on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/balboaunion/videos/1613268202050982/ Church Divas and Doers Jesus, who certainly was a Doer, not a Diva, had this simple rule for church-building: follow the Gospel: The Wise and Foolish Builders “Cualquiera pues que me oye estas palabras, y las hace, le compararé á un hombre prudente, que edificó…

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Your mindset

When you say “I’m going to trust God and I’m not going to worry about ‘this'”, guess what your mind thinks about? Usually not about trusting God: in fact, it starts worrying about ‘THIS’! It’s especially the same thing when you are upset about something that someone else said or did, you mind just plays it over, time and time again. You try to focus on something else, and it the anger or frustration or hurt bubbles back up to the surface and you replay once again the whole scenario!

“Well, I’m just not going to think about that right now!”

How’s that workin’ for you?

The mind can be so fickle – it has to be trained to focus!
Is you mind set on Christ and God within? Have you set your mind on the Spirit, which is life and peace?

Our challenge, as Christians, is to have the discipline to set our minds on “things of the Spirit”, as expressed in Romans 8.

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Raising the Dead

Lectionary: Luke 7: 11-17 1 Kings 17: 8-24 I’d like to introduce you all this morning to a special artifact from our home that is of vital importance for dressing up as a fairy princess: the magic wand. A couple of weeks ago, I helped little Miss Two dress up in a pretty dress, and…