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The Holy Spirit: More Than We Could Ask for or Imagine

When the day of Pentecost had come, the disciples were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. … Continue reading

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Building Our House on Solid Rock: The Gift and Practice of Forgiveness

Jesus breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” John 20:19-23 Spiritual power—the Holy Spirit’s power—is … Continue reading

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Building Our House On Solid Rock: The Early Seasons of Ministry

Jesus said, “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when … Continue reading

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Homily for a Celebration of New Ministry (St. John’s Episcopal Church, Broad Creek and the Rev. Sarah Odderstol)

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. They shall be like a tree planted by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It will not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall … Continue reading

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Homily for A Celebration of New Ministry St. James’ Episcopal Church, Potomac and the Rev. Meredith Heffner

As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. I … Continue reading

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Building Our House on Solid Rock: Messages We Don’t Intend to Communicate

Jesus said, “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on rock; when … Continue reading

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Follow Up from Clergy Conference

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for our time together at clergy conference. It was a blessing to be with you, and I’m especially grateful for the ways you engaged with the Rev. Dr. Ruthanna Hooke in her sessions, and with me … Continue reading

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The Most Important Things We Say

  Jesus said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to … Continue reading

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What Do You Want? (Service of Confirmation and Reception)

James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, ‘Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.’ And he said to them, ‘What is it you want me to … Continue reading

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Building Our House on Solid Rock: The Global Leadership Summit 2017

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh-AfqZPQp8] Jesus said, “I will show you what someone is like who comes to me, hears my words, and acts on them. That one is like a man building a house, who dug deeply and laid the foundation on … Continue reading

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