Possibilities from a New Humanity

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Possibilities from a New Humanity Matthew 24:36-44 Mark Hernandez-Mullins Southminster Presbyterian Church, December 15, 2019 In Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol, a mean-spirited capitalist named Ebenezer Scrooge has a series of visions. The first was the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley, dead for 7 years, who drags a bunch of chains […]

Prepared for Possibility

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“Prepared for Possibility” Luke 3:1-6, Another Voice: Brene Brown by Rev. Don Ludwig. December 1, 2019 An airplane was about to crash.  There were 4 passengers on board, but only three parachutes.  The 1st passenger said, “I am Damian Lilliard, the best NBA basketball player.  The Blazers and my millions of fans need me, and […]

The Reign of Divine Values

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Hold to your truth.

Hold fast to your truth.

Whatever that truth is, don’t let it go for the sake of acceptance by others.
No relationship that requires you to deny your truth is worth keeping.

Do know that if you do hold fast to what you know is true,
and this truth is in order to goodness,
it will at some point require sacrifice.

But if it is true and good, it will last.
It will resurrect beyond death.
It will live and save.
In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said:

“If you bring forth what is within you,
What you bring forth will save you.
If you do not bring forth what is within you,
What you do not bring forth will kill you.”

In other words if you bring forth your truth,
that truth will save you.
If you do not bring forth your truth,
that truth will destroy you.