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Patient & Persistent Prayer

OK, let’s just be honest here … everyone knows this person we’re talking about in today’s parable.  No … I’m not talking about the judge.  You all are perfect citizens … you don’t ever have to stand before a judge …. For a speeding ticket … or for double parking … or for tailgating … …

Pentecost 7 Preview

So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and for everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”  (Luke 11:9-10)  Persistence in prayer evoked the admiration of Jesus…

Rev. Craig Ross
What’s In a Name?

Pentecost 22 Traditional Sermon Her name is Terri Roberts.  So … what’s in a name like Teri Roberts?  Well, not very much, I suppose … unless you are the Teri Roberts who is the mother of Charles Carl Roberts IV … the person who shot ten Amish girls at Nickel Mines ten years ago, killing…

Rev. Craig Ross
Pentecost 22 Preview

Do You Pray Persistently? Then the man said, ‘You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.’  (Genesis 32:28) Pray always. Do not lose heart. This is the encouragement of the Christ of the gospel today. Persistence in our every encounter with the divine will be…

Rev. Craig Ross
Pentecost 10 Preview

Sunday’s Gospel Lesson reminds us of the gift of prayer Jesus offers to the people of God. So I say to you, Ask, and it will be given to you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and everyone who searches finds, and…