11/9/14 – “Dreaming Into Reality” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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When a convert to Christianity in the late first century or early second century read the Gospel According to Matthew for the first time, they read it as a manual to understand membership. The people of Matthew’s day expected the return of Christ during their lifetime. This parable is a warning for the community members.

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11/2/14 – “Witnesses” by Rev. Diane K. HoogeSermons

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As a child I clearly recall the contents of the bottom drawer of my mother’s dresser. It held the cloth covered box with ribbons wrapped around it. Inside the box were the letters she received from my Dad during the war, bundled together with more ribbons. I always knew how important and sacred those letters were to her.

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