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  • Carl Greene

    Contributing sermons since May 10, 2007
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Grant & Epworth
Brethren, Michigan 49617
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  • Power Abuse & Half Truths

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2010
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    The story of an honest man, Naboth, killed as a result of an abuse of power and perhaps, because of a king... Ahab ... telling half truths. It also warns of the potential of abuse of power/influence by Christians.

    This is one story of several that trace the confrontation between the prophet Elijah and king Ahab. Ahab is usually a pretty bad guy. These stories have there origins in chapter 17. There, Elijah seems to burst on the scene from out of nowhere, and curses a drought into existence in the presence ...read more

  • Thunder In The Mountains, Silence In The Soul

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2010
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    Elijah the great prophet shows us his humanity when he panics after a triumphant encounter with Baal worshipers. But God never gives up on him, God feeds him, shelters him, and speaks to him, not in the thunder, but in a still quiet voice.

    Ever been caught in a disaster? Chances are that all of us will be at some point, whether it’s a personal crisis or something more widespread such as a tornado or an earthquake. Doesn’t it seem we’re used to hearing about disasters every day? Some, like the oil spill, or the sudden flood in ...read more

  • Learning To See That We May Follow

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2010
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    The Greek word for “roadside, road and ‘way’” are the same word. Bartimaeus ask for and received his sight. Upon seeing clearly, he got up and followed [Jesus] along the road… along the “way.”

    “What do you want me to do for you?” If Jesus were to come through the doors of this sanctuary this morning, walk up the center isle then suddenly pause, then turn to you and ask that question….how would you respond? Think about that question for just a moment. “What do ...read more

  • Wrestling With God

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2009
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    Jacob wrestles with God and names the place "Peniel," meaning "face of God". Each of us needs our own "Peniel," a place to meet God. God gives us such a place, the Holy Bible.

    OPENING Talk about the courage to suffer: A first-grade teacher seated her students in a circle. She asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up. One by one, each child got up and announced, "I’d like to be a nurse like my mother," or "I want to be a banker like my father," or "I want ...read more

  • Heaven's Open Door

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2009
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    In the middle of nowhere, Jacob encounters God and realizes God’s presence encompasses more that what just his eyes see.

    Last week, we looked at a central figure of the OT, Abram, later named Abraham. We talked about some of the similarities between the unknowns of Abrahams life, such as the lack of any information about his childhood, and that of Jesus and how little is know of his childhood. We discovered that ...read more

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  • Are You Still Carrying Her?

    Contributed on Jun 21, 2010
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    ARE YOU STILL CARRYING HER? There is a story about two monks in Japan traveling together down a muddy road. A heavy rain was still falling. Coming around a bend, they met a lovely girl in a silk kimono and sash, unable to cross the intersection. "Come on, girl," said Tanzan at once. Lifting ...read more

  • Children On Silence

    Contributed on Feb 16, 2009
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    CHILDREN ON SILENCE Author Kathleen Norris used to play a game with elementary-school children in which she would make a deal with them. "First you get to make noise," she would bargain, "and then you’ll make silence." The time of noise was always predictably chaotic -- shouting, pounding and ...read more

  • We Begin Today's Message By Viewing The Final ...

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2008
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    WE BEGIN TODAY’S MESSAGE BY VIEWING THE FINAL SCENE FROM “THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS.” HERE, CHINGACHGOOK, THE LAST MOHICAN, MORNS THE LOSS OF UNCAS, HIS SON AND ACKNOWLEDGES HIS OWN MORTALITY. WE SEE THE PAIN IN HIS EYES WHEN HE GAZES AT HIS “WHITE” SON. WE SEE A YOUNG WOMAN COME TO THE WHITE ...read more

  • As A Federal Agent, I Was Required To Appear ...

    Contributed on Jun 15, 2007
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    As a Federal Agent, I was required to appear before my supervisor to review my job performance. Did my work performance meet the requirements of my position description? Do we understand the "job requirements" as Christ’s Disciples? Are we living and ...read more