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  • Jack Russell

    Contributing sermons since Feb 7, 2004
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Salem United Church of Christ
Martinsburg, Pennsylvania 16662
814-793-3046

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  • Experience: 15 years of pastoral ministry
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  • Eyes Like Jesus

    Contributed on Mar 24, 2020
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    Like Jesus, Lazarus would die and rise again. Jesus knew the reason for his sickness, and he knew the outcome. But still, he wept. Why?

    Eyes of Jesus In one of her short stories, writer Annie Dillard has a scene in which a family is sadly gathered at a grave to commit a loved one's body to the earth. At one point, the minister reads the familiar words from I Corinthians 15, "Where, O Death, is thy sting?" Upon ...read more

  • Gifts In Unexpected Boxes

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2019
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    Forrest Gump's mother said: "life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get." Sometimes you don't even get what the box says is in it.

    Great Gifts in Unexpected Boxes A Christmas Meditation I like to buy my wife extravagant gifts for Christmas…like socks. You might laugh, but I’m not talking just any socks. I’m talking heavy winter socks, thick socks. You know, the kind where a single sock can block a dryer vent. Besides ...read more

  • Who Will You Believe?

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2005
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    The message addresses the oldest question in the world, "Did God really say that?"

    If I were to ask one of our teenagers this morning what the most important question of their life is, in all probability I would get something like, “What will I become?” “Where will I go to college?” If I were to ask the same question to someone who was already out of college, they would likely ...read more

  • Jesus Christ, Born For You

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2005
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    Jesus was born of Mary, but he was born for you.

    Casablanca is considered by many to be the greatest movie of all time. The most quoted line from that classic film is offered by Humphrey Bogart, the male lead, to Ingrid Bergman, his love interest: “The problems of two little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.” ...read more

  • Raising Children

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2005
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    Today we dedicate a child to God. What does that mean for his parents and the community of faith in which he will grow?

    This morning, for the second time in three weeks, we welcome into the community of faith a new child, Lars Hickey. Two weeks ago it was through infant baptism, today through dedication. It’s not my intent this morning to debate the issues of infant baptism vs believer baptism. Rather, let me ...read more

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  • The Daily Bread Reported That A 19th Century ...

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2005
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    The Daily Bread reported that a 19th century preacher by the name of Horatius Bonar asked 253 Christian friends at what ages they were converted. Here are the results of his research. Under 20 years of age - 138 Between 20 and 30 - 85 Between 30 and 40 - ...read more