Pentecost 14: Don’t just GO to church, BE the Church

Sermon for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture readings for the day are Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9Psalm 15James 1:17-27  and Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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Important lesson from Marc Mero about creating transformation in your life.  Remember the ones who are always there for you no matter what.  Thank you Mom and Dad.

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Seize the Moment

Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making the most of the time, because the days are evil.  Ephesians 5:15-16

How do you live?   What are the things in your life that you are most proud of and what are the things in your life that you regret?

If we are honest with ourselves, we have things that we are proud of and we have things that we regret.

My junior year of college I was lost.  I did not know what I wanted to do with my life, I was attending Luther College in Decorah, Iowa but I was not really going to my classes.  Instead I was either working at a local restaurant as a cook or  I was sitting in my dorm room, alone.

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Pentecost 11: Moments of Grace

Sermon for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Season B.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture for today are 1 Kings 19:4-8Psalm 34:1-8Ephesians 4:25-5:2 and John 6:35, 41-51.  Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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Pentecost 10: Encountering Jesus

Sermon for the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

Welcome to the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost Season B.   This sermon was preached at Faith Lutheran Church in Gardner, MA.  The scripture for today Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15, Psalm 78:23-29, Ephesians 4:1-16 and John 6:24-35.  Enjoy the latest episode of Livin’ on Grace with Pastor Joe McGarry.

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