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Battling with Diabolos

I’ve never been in a true wilderness.  I’ve come close, I suppose.  When I was a student at Furman University in South Carolina back in the 70’s, there were places in neighboring Pickens County that were pretty remote and where people were few and far between.  Nature … and home-made moonshine stills  … ruled the…

Lent 1 Worship Preview

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. (Luke 4:1-2)  These forty days called Lent are like no other.…

Your Wilderness

And the Spirit immediately drove Jesus out into the wilderness. Mark 1:12 In Biblical terms…the wilderness is usually not a place we want to go to. Going back to the Old Testament the people of God are in the wilderness for 40 years…and it wasn’t because Moses refused to stop and ask for directions. It…

Rev. Sarah Teichmann
Lent 1 Preview

The first Sunday in Lent begins with tension. The tension between the saving and destructive powers of water fills today’s lectionary readings. The waters of the flood overwhelmed the world in the days of Noah, yet God delivered Noah and his family from death. The Holy Spirit descends on Jesus only after his baptism by…

Rev. Craig Ross
Ballerinas and Bears

traditional sermon    advent 2 If it is Advent, then it is time for a story.  And if you have been with us at St. Peter’s for a while, you have heard a number of stories whose themes tie in with our Advent season.  This year I will read again from my favorite resource ……

Rev. Craig Ross
Face Any Temptations Lately?

Lent 1 NEW DAY SERMON The season of Lent always opens with the story of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness from either Matthew, Mark or Luke.  The question for us as we engage this story is whether God is concerned about our petty temptations like chocolate or expensive baubles or fast cars … or whether…