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  • Deep In Our Hearts

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2009
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    Only God is permanent: our covenant with God becomes real when it moves from our brains to our hearts.

    Deep in our Hearts Jeremiah 31:31-34 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, March 29, 2009 Introduction: Beginning in 598 BCE (Before Common Era), King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon conquered Judah and exiled many of its leading citizens to Babylon. The fall of Judah was ...read more

  • Dancing With God

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2009
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    Dancing with God begins when we realize that God chooses the music and the dance, but most importantly, God leads.

    Dancing with God Matthew 6:1-6; 16-21 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, Ash Wednesday February 25, 2009 Introduction: The passage we will read tonight is the traditional reading for Ash Wednesday. It focuses our attention on the three disciplines of Lent: Praying, ...read more

  • Rejoice In The Power Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2009
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    There is room for everyone in the Spirit!

    Rejoice in the Power of the Holy Spirit Matthew 28:16-20 and Various Verses from the Epistles The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, February 15, 2009 Introduction: Our passage today is made up of phrases from Paul’s letters to the early churches. It is an inspiring array ...read more

  • So Little Time, So Much To Do

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2009
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    We have all received grace upon grace; therefore, we are called to share our talents just as Peter’s mother-in-law did.

    So Little Time, So Much to Do Isaiah 40:27-31; Mark 1:29-39 Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, February 8, 2009 Introduction: We continue with the first chapter of Mark. As always, Mark tells the story well and fast. His favorite word is “immediately.” There is very ...read more

  • Enemies

    Contributed on Mar 4, 2009
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    Our greatest enemies are the traits within us that cause us to sin. We see those traits in others, can’t control others, and can find healing only in Christ.

    Enemies Mark 1:9-13; Psalm 25:1-10 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, March 1, 2009 Introduction: Today’s scripture lesson is one of David’s psalms. In it he pleads for help from God against his enemies. Listen to how he describes the forces against him. Psalm ...read more

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  • A Young Man Walked Into A Photography Studio With ...

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2009
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    A young man walked into a photography studio with a picture of his girlfriend. He wanted the picture duplicated. The owner of the store noticed the inscription on the back of the picture which said, “My Dearest Tom, I love you with all my heart. I love you more and more each day. I will love ...read more

  • With God, There Is No P.s.

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2009
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    WITH GOD, THERE IS NO P.S. Nothing can stop the love of God. In a cemetery in Hanover, Germany, is a grave on which was placed a huge slab of granite and then a slab of marble was cemented on top. The rocks were fastened with heavy steel clamps. It belonged to a woman who did not believe in the ...read more

  • Author Ray Bradbury Says: "If We Listened To Our ...

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2009
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    Author Ray Bradbury says: "If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to ...read more

  • Another Thing That Bothers Most People Is That ...

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2009
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    Another thing that bothers most people is that when we pray, we seem to get distracted. That is especially true when we are trying to listen for God’s word. There is an old story about St. Bernard, who once had a friend who told him her never had any distractions. Bernard confessed to having ...read more

  • Dancing With God

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2009
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    DANCING WITH GOD One of my very favorite stories is told by Gertrud Mueller Nelson in To Dance with God: Family Ritual and Community Celebration. It’s the first thing she says at the beginning of Chapter 1: "Some years ago, I spent an afternoon caught up in a piece of sewing I was doing. ...read more