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Sermons by Rev. Roger Gench (Page 4)

Reframing the Story

First Lesson: Psalm 116:1-4; 12-19,  Second Lesson: Luke 24:13-43 Psalm 116:1-4 I Love the Lord 116 I love the Lord, because he has heard     my voice and my pleas for mercy. 2 Because he inclined his ear to me,     therefore I will call on him as long as I live. 3 The snares of death encompassed me;     the…

Easter Blues

First Lesson: Ezekiel 37:1-14 Second Lesson: Matthew 28:1-10 The Valley of Dry Bones 37 The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2 He led me back and forth among them, and…

Witness

Scripture: John 9:1-41 Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind 9 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as…

Back to the Well

First Lesson: Exodus 17:1-7 Water From the Rock 17 The whole Israelite community set out from the Desert of Sin, traveling from place to place as the Lord commanded. They camped at Rephidim, but there was no waterfor the people to drink. 2 So they quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” Moses replied, “Why do you quarrel with me?…