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Do Not Fear

Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be always acceptable in your sight, O God our rock and our redeemer.  Amen I.     Introduction “Do not fear, only believe.” Comforting words. Words that inspire. Words that confuse. As we hear of Jesus encouraging his early followers to turn away... Read More

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Fear Not - July 1, 2018

Do Not Fear St. Philip’s July 1, 2018 P. Potter   Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be always acceptable in your sight, O God our rock and our redeemer.  Amen   I.     Introduction “Do not fear, only believe.” Comforting words. Words that inspire. Words that confuse. As we hear of... Read More

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The Ministry of the Shepherds

The Ministry of the Shepherds St. Philip’s Christmas Day 2017 P. Potter   I speak to you this morning in the name of God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.   Amen   I.     Introduction        Today we celebrate the incarnation of God in human form – the Word made flesh. The incarnation is a fulfillment of prophecy,... Read More

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Human and Divine

Human and Divine St. Philip’s September 3, 2017 P. Potter   Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be always acceptable in your sight, O God our rock and our redeemer.  Amen   I.     Introduction “Setting your mind not on divine things but on human things.” Jesus’ rebuke of Peter has... Read More

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The Miracle of Compassion - Lent 5

The Miracle of Compassion Lent 5: April 2, 2017 P. Potter   Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of all our hearts, be always acceptable in your sight, O God our Rock and our redeemer.  Amen   I.     Introduction In our Gospel reading today, we hear the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. As... Read More