Whenever we need shelter, we can find it in God. God covers us under His care. He is a refuge in a time of storm. He covers us when the winds of life are blowing upon our backs. We can find the peace that only He can give to calm the storm. Let me add,…

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Luke 15:11-32 Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer Philadelphia Council of Clergy Luke records a well-liked story best known for its theme of forgiveness and restoration. Here we find an impetuous young man who makes a rash decision to leave the sanctity and security of his home on a whim, without a plan, to enter a world…

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I remember my pastor, the Reverend Dr. Albert Franklin Campbell, Pastor Emeritus of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, preaching a profound sermon about loving the Lord with all your heart. In that message, he shared many personal experiences about how he questioned God at times. He said that regardless of our intellect, one must have a…

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Luke 15:11-32 Pastor Bob Oliver New Covenant Church of Philadelphia The central figure of this parable is the younger son who places a demand upon his father for his inheritance. Yet the message of this parable reflects the heart of God towards those who are despised and looked down upon by those who feel entitled…

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There are seasons in our lives that come and go. Some seasons are filled with joy, yet others filled with sorrow, grief and pain. No matter the season, we need to remember that it shall pass. Nothing lasts forever, but the Word of God. I know it may seem like an endless season, yet, “Weeping…

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One of the greatest blessings God has given to us is the gift of children. As a father and grandfather, I cannot express the blessings that my sons, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren are to me. I have watched them grow and develop into gifted gifts of God. I spoil them because they have spoiled…

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Luke 15:11-32 Jesus went on to say, “There was once a man who had two sons. The younger one said to him, ‘Father, give me my share of the property now.’ So the man divided his property between his two sons. After a few days the younger son sold his part of the property and…

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Over the last few days, the Lord has laid on my heart to live life worthy unto Him. We cannot allow this world’s values to consume us and forget that we are called to live radical lives unto God. We must be willing to be different, which takes strength in speaking against the ungodly. I…

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Matthew 13:1-23 Rev. Dr. Marsha Brown Woodard Palmer Theological Seminary – Saint Davids, Pennsylvania Parables are such fun because each time you read them you get fresh insights. Depending on where you place yourself in the parable you see something different. Reading as the sower is different from reading as the seed. Today I am…

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Make no mistake about it, when we say the Lord is good. Those are true words. In fact, the Lord is mighty good. He is better than good for He is excellent. He deserves our praise. Sometimes we say things from habit. We have often heard people say, “The Lord is good.” Yet, it is…

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