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Breaking Free

Breaking Free

Written version of the sermon delivered to Walland UMC on Sunday, June 25, 2017: May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be pleasing to you, oh Lord, our Rock and Redeemer. Last week, I talked to you about Seeing Red; […]

Seeing Red(der)

Seeing Red(der)

On February 19, 2017, I delivered a message called “Seeing Red” to Vestal UMC.  On June 18, 2017, I delivered that message again, this time to Walland UMC and, somewhere along the way, the message changed; not in its basic point, but in tone and […]

To the Hesitant

To the Hesitant

Message for Sunday, May 14 (Mother’s Day), 2017 at Vestal UMC Today’s passage from John 14 takes place the night before the crucifixion, the evening of the Last Supper. They’re gathered around the table, Judas has already left the party, it’s night time, and we find […]

Proof Is Easy

Proof Is Easy

Delivered Sunday, April 23, at Walland UMC. Worship Greeting: L: This is the day that the Lord has made. C: Let us rejoice and be glad in it. Good morning! I want to thank David for letting me twist your Order of Worship up a […]

Seeing Red

Seeing Red

This is the written version of a message I delivered on February 19, 2017 to the congregation of Vestal United Methodist Church, Knoxville, TN.  I so very much appreciate Pastor Kevin Blue for giving me the opportunity to not only speak in front of his […]

Ceasefire

Ceasefire

Opening Prayer Grant, O God, that Your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart, that the barriers which divide us may crumble, the suspicions disappear and the hatreds cease; that, with our divisions healed, we may live together in justice and peace; […]

Let Me In

Let Me In

Once again, I have been blessed to have conducted the worship service at Walland UMC. Below are the components of the service and my message.  Thank you, Rev. David Fugatt, for allowing me this opportunity and congratulations on your promotion to Provisional Elder! Jump to […]

Resolution Revolution

Resolution Revolution

They asked me back! Walland UMC Pastor, David Fugatt, asked me to come back again. God is good all the time, and all the time, God is GOOD! This, my second sermon, was delivered on January 3, 2016, the First Sunday of Epiphany and the […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Altar

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Altar

I was asked by my former pastor, David Fugatt, to substitute for him at his new assignment, Walland United Methodist Church, Walland, Tennessee, on October 11, 2015. I want you to know, I was bowled over. Floored.  David was the first person I approached about wanting to […]