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  • The New Math

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,968 views

    God’s power plus our resources equals the needs of the world.

    THE NEW MATH TEXT: 2 Kings 4:42-44; Luke 9:12-17 In my school years, I discovered that I was very good with words. I read well above my grade level, and the first drafts of papers were usually the only ones I needed to do. Math, however, did not come so readily. I dreaded math classes, and as ...read more

  • Apart From The Law

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,640 views

    The law is important, but only in the context of grace.

    APART FROM THE LAW TEXT: Is. 40:1-5; Rom. 3:19-24 In the New Testament portion of our Daily Walk readings, we are moving from the book of Acts, which told us about the formation of the early church, into the writings of Paul. The writings of Paul in the New Testament ...read more

  • Living With Woodchucks

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,768 views

    The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it. It isn’t ours and on no day of creation did God make "pests."

    LIVING WITH WOODCHUCKS TEXT: Genesis 1:20-31; Luke 20:9-14 If you’ve been on my website or if you listen to NPR, which profiled the story a couple of weeks ago, you’ll know I have some history with woodchucks. My defense of the woodchucks when I served St. John’s became the stuff of local ...read more

  • Live It!

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,241 views

    It isn’t enough simply to believe. Our faith must be lived to be an effective witness.

    LIVE IT! TEXT: Colossians 3:1-17 Back in 2001, I had a conversation with a man named Tim, the bookkeeper at the place where I had rented a cabin, who told me about his past with the church. He grew up Irish Catholic, and as a child was very involved in the church. He was an altar boy, and he ...read more

  • While It Was Still Dark

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 141 ratings
     | 11,985 views

    The greatest miracles are often done in the darkest times, when no one knows and no one is watching.

    WHILE IT WAS STILL DARK TEXT: John 20:1-18 For those of us who practice Christian faith, the resurrection is the central, monumental event of history. Whether you’re the type of Christian that looks at it as historical reality or the type of Christian that sees it as a story of only ...read more

  • I Believe Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,786 views

    It is important to have a creed...to determine what, in fact, you believe.

    I BELIEVE TEXT: 2 Chronicles 20:20-21; Mark 9:17-27 Now that our lighthouse is built and there is a light to shine on our way, I want to shift our point of reference from the lighthouse to a nearby ship. (Steve and George skit.) It is time for us to chart the course of our ship across the ...read more

  • Maker Of Heaven And Earth Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,148 views

    The first phrase of the Creed, "I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth."

    MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH TEXT: Isaiah 43:9-13; Romans 1:18-23 Across this coming year, we are going to be talking a lot about charting our course. What that means is that, as a church, we are going somewhere and that somewhere is greater mission and ministry in our community and world. As ...read more

  • Jesus, The Son Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,411 views

    Phrase two of the Creed, "And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord."

    JESUS, THE SON TEXT: Matt. 3:13-17; 2 Sam. 7:11b - 16 For those of you just tuning in, we have begun a look at one of the ancient maps of the Christian faith, the Apostles’ Creed. I think it’s fair to say that every line of this creed has been questioned and debated from the very beginning. ...read more

  • Conceived By The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,988 views

    The third phrase of the Creed: "Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary"

    CONCEIVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TEXT: Luke 1:26-38; Luke 1:46-55 As we delve deeper into the ancient church document called the Apostles’ Creed, we come to a line representing an issue that has sparked debate across two thousand years. The line we talked about last week, “And in Jesus Christ, ...read more

  • Suffered, Dead, And Buried Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,032 views

    The fourth phrase of the Creed: "Suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried"

    SUFFERED, DEAD, AND BURIED TEXT: Matthew 27:27-31; Isaiah 53:1-9 So far in our look at the Apostle’s Creed, we have hit a lot of controversial lines. We have waded into the debates about God as “Father,” about the divinity of Jesus, and the Virgin Birth. This week, however, the phrase we ...read more

  • Ups And Downs Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,369 views

    The fifth phrase of the Creed: "He descended into hell. On the third day he arose from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sittith at the right hand of God the Father Almighty"

    UPS AND DOWNS TEXT: Luke 24:44-52; 1 Peter 3:18-22 We’re approaching the close of the first part of the Apostles’ Creed...the section that mostly deals with the nature of Jesus’ life and death. As I mentioned in the introductory sermon, there are several very old versions of the Creed, and ...read more

  • Who's The Judge Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,830 views

    The sixth phrase of the Creed: "From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead."

    WHO’S THE JUDGE? TEXT: Luke 6:37-38; Romans 8:1-6 As we continue our travels through the Apostles’ Creed, we come to a rather squirmy line: “From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.” Thinking about the judgment passages of Scripture is not an easy way to pass the ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,775 views

    The seventh phrase of the Creed: "I believe in the Holy Spirit"

    THE HOLY SPIRIT TEXT: John 16:12-15; Acts 2:1-18 This week we move into the second part of the Creed. The first part was almost exclusively about the nature and life of Jesus, but in this second part we branch out to a listing of other Christian beliefs. The difficult piece is that the ...read more

  • The Holy Catholic Church Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,193 views

    The eighth phrase of the Creed: "The holy catholic church."

    THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH TEXT: John 17:20-23; Ephesians 4:1-6 Line by line we are making it through the Apostle’s Creed, and the line we are looking at this week is easily the most misunderstood line in the whole thing. “I believe in the holy catholic church. I remember when I first ...read more

  • The Communion Of Saints Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,491 views

    The ninth phrase of the Creed: "The communion of saints"

    I BELIEVE IN THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-4 The parsonage lights were burning even later than usual this week as a couple of innocent questions sent me on a wild romp through my family geneaology. Courtesy of the Mormon website, which I believe is the most extensive, free ...read more