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15
Jan 2017
Come and See!

  Come and See John 1.29-42 1-15-2017   Come and See! A Sermon for Sardis Baptist Church Bob Stillerman John 1:29-42 If you flip open your Bible to page one, you’ll read about the creation of the world as described in Genesis. And there in Genesis, we hear about a mysterious God – God is really more of a creative force: a breath, a feeling, a spirit that seeps into the universe and forms order out of darkness and chaos. It’s a beautiful image to be sure, but it’s hard to call......

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08
Jan 2017

the-gift-that-mattered-most-matthew-2-1-12-1-8-2017-website-version Today is a snow day.  We’re sorry we can’t gather in person.  Attached is today’s homily, as well as a self-guided communion exercise.  In the attached PDF, there is also a Sunday School lesson about Epiphany.  We hope you will stay safe and warm!  Bob    The Gift That Mattered Most Bob Stillerman A Sermon for Sardis Baptist Church 1-8-2017 Matthew 2:1-12 It’s fitting that the Advent and Christmas seasons are bookended by expressions of kingship. Real kingship. God’s kingship. Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical year,......

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24
Jan 2016

1-24-2016 Good News – Luke 4 14-21 Good News A Sermon for Sardis Baptist Church January 24, 2016 Luke 4:14-21 Nazareth.  It’s a map dot, too small and too far away to be called a suburb of Jerusalem.  Not much happens here.  Life is slow.  It always has been. It’s just a community of farmers and fisherman and day laborers. Comedian Anthony Clark, a native of a small town called Gladys, Virginia, used to joke that if you only had a year left to live, you should move to Gladys, because every......

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03
Jan 2016

1-3-2016 Epiphany 1 Following the Star Matthew 2 1-12 Following the Star A Sermon for Sardis Baptist Church January 3, 2016 Matthew 2:1-12 The North Star shone brightly in the sky. It was more than a guide. It was the future – it was what God’s world could be. It was that place where freedom was no longer just a dream. For two weeks, Harriet Tubman had followed this star. By day, she hid in the homes of formers slaves, as well as Quakers and abolitionists. By night, she traversed the backwoods......

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