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  • Keith Broyles

    Contributing sermons since Jun 6, 2001
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First UMC/Oyster Creek UMC
Freeport, Texas 77541
979.233.3602

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  • Deny Yourself

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
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    Jesus said some radical things, radical things in his day and in ours. One of those things was, "Deny Yourself."

    Back in my teenage years I did volunteer work with the Harris County Emergency Corps. I rode and drove ambulances and that kind of thing. Though it was a volunteer group, working with them had its perks. As part of our needed fund-raising efforts, we staffed the first aid station at various events ...read more

  • Sell Your Stuff And Give To The Poor

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
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    Jesus said some things that were radical then, and now. He said things like, "Sell your stuff and give to the poor."

    Your soul -- not to mention your budget -- is in mortal danger as you approach the grocery store checkout lane. You say, "How?" You've carefully filled your cart with the needed items outlined on your list. You patiently wait in line, always seeming to pick the one that's slowest. Yet somehow, ...read more

  • Be Anxious For Nothing

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
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    If we can turn loose of the worry it will help us to take life as it comes and in so doing our anxiety levels will go down.

    The 95-year-old woman at the nursing home received a visitor one day. It was one of her fellow church members, someone who thought very highly of the elderly lady. “How are you feeling?” the visitor asked. “Oh,” said the lady, “I’m worried ...read more

  • A Crack Pot Or A Cracked Pot

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
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    God can use our cracks, our flaws to spread the Living Water to those in the world around us. When we live our faith, when we show our faith, the Living Water is pouring from us, despite our condition, to change the world.

    Just in case you didn’t know, according to Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, a crackpot is defined as “a person who is crazy or very strange.” I am sure this was not a news flash for just about anyone here this morning. I spent quite a bit of time this past week trying ...read more

  • Love Your Enemies

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2014
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    Provide love to your enemy. When you do you are taking the old unacceptable relationship and making it new.

    The following was purportedly posted on the Craigslist personals: I am writing to the guy who tried to mug me in downtown Savannah night before last at 1:43 a.m. I was the guy wearing the black Burberry jacket that you demanded I hand over, shortly after you pulled the knife on me and my ...read more

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  • Blessings From Hurricane Ike

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2008
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    BLESSINGS FROM HURRICANE IKE Tuesday I went out, by myself at first, but later in the day Cindy went with me, to check on many of you. No, I didn’t make it everywhere, but I did make it out I think to most of the communities where we have members. As I visited with folks, and even more folks ...read more

  • Buddy Is What History Has Called A "Yellow Dog ...

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2008
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    Buddy is what history has called a “Yellow Dog Democrat.” He would never disagree with that statement. He never has had anything good to say about any Republican that has ever held office. In fact the word “Republican” is almost always uttered with an expletive of one form or another. If a ...read more

  • How Easy It Is To Give Credit And Thanks To ...

    Contributed on Nov 24, 2008
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    How easy it is to give credit and thanks to everything and everyone but the real source of al our blessings! God deserves our thanks. For some of us there may be many reasons to be thankful this coming Thursday. Perhaps we may even see it as the best year we have ever had. For others of us, it ...read more

  • Many Church Buildings, Ours Included, Are Shaped ...

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2007
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    Many church buildings, ours included, are shaped like an upside down boat. You might even here it called the “Nave” at times, the Latin word from which we get our word Navy. We live in a stormy world. The ...read more

  • One Day A Man Went Out Walking In The Woods. He ...

    Contributed on Oct 4, 2007
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    One day a man went out walking in the woods. He really wasn’t paying much attention to what was going on around him or to where he was. He was just walking aimlessly through the forest. As he walked he came to the edge of a sharp cliff. Like I said, he wasn’t paying much attention to where he ...read more