Finding God in Disappointment

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[Adapted from Sunday’s sermon at The District Church, “Finding God in Disappointment.”] Have you ever been disappointed? Have you ever experienced disappointment in your life with any of the following: something you bought, some event you attended, some movie you watched; some job that wasn’t all you thought it was going to be, some degree […]

Résumés and obituaries

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[Excerpted from Sunday’s message: “Jesus = More Life.” Listen to the sermon here.] Forty-seven years ago, in February 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered what would be his last sermon. It was called “The Drum Major Instinct.” If you haven’t read it or heard it in full, I’d encourage you to—it’s a challenging, inspiring […]

Fasting for Lent

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Lent begins tomorrow (Ash Wednesday), a season for focusing on Jesus as we prepare to celebrate the climax of his life and his mission—his death and resurrection—and also for remembering Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness before he began his public ministry. It lasts for 40 days (excluding Sundays), and ends on Easter Sunday (April 5 this […]