Sermon Transcripts

May 12, 2024 ~ 7th Sunday of Easter ~ Ascension Sunday ~ Mother’s Day Rev. Beckie Sweet   One day four ministers stood talking and, as so often happens, the conversation soon drifted away from secular niceties, to shop talk.  “I prefer the King James Version of Scripture,” said one, “for its eloquent use of the English language.”  A second minister gave forth that no Bible could match the New American Standard for its...

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“They Smell Like Sheep”

Posted By on Apr 21, 2024

April 21, 2024 ~ Fourth Sunday of Easter Rev. Beckie Sweet   While my daughter, Marthalyn, was home for Spring break in 2018, we had the opportunity to make our first visit to the “Wildest Place in Town,” the Buffalo Zoo.  Now, it was just the second week of March, so understandably, the Zoo was not in full swing.  It was a chilly, but sunny day when we yearned to be outside.  We both love zoos, we had a lot to catch up on, and...

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“All in the Name of LOVE”

Posted By on Apr 14, 2024

April 14, 2024 ~ Third Sunday of Easter Rev. Beckie Sweet   In 1932 as out-of-work jazz musician, Thomas Dorsey, almost gave up on life.  He was unable to eke out a living, he had exhausted all possible partnerships with other musicians, and he was on the brink of complete disbelief ~ in God and in himself.  But God’s still small voice called him back to life.  Dorsey decided he would SING instead of sorrowing, he would LOVE...

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“The Hands Tell the Story”

Posted By on Apr 8, 2024

April 7, 2024 ~ Second Sunday of Easter Rev. Beckie Sweet   Hands!  Do you remember the hands of your loved ones?  There are certain characteristics of my loved ones’ hands that are indelibly imprinted (so to speak) in my memory.  My mother’s hands have always been smooth, with very large veins.  And as a child, I remember that her hands usually smelled like Jergins hand lotion.  My father’s hands were tense.  My grandmother’s...

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March 31, 2024 ~ EASTER Rev. Beckie Sweet   On the first Easter, very early in the morning, the women come to the tomb with spices to anoint Jesus’ body. They find the stone rolled away, so they enter the tomb, but they do not find Jesus’ body. Two angels in clothes that gleamed like lightning appear and the women bow down in fear, looking at the ground. Then the angels ask, “Why do you look for the living among the dead?” That’s...

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“I Didn’t Expect That!”

Posted By on Mar 24, 2024

March 24, 2024 ~ PALM SUNDAY Rev. Beckie Sweet   Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family! The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion’s guest room. Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole in the wall and repaired it. When the younger angel asked why, the older angel...

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