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The Bible Tells Me What?

A sermon preached at First Presbyterian Church, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 2018 6th Sunday after Pentecost Romans 13:1-10 Those of you attuned to such things will notice that Tip did not read the Epistle Lesson assigned for this day by … Continue reading

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Why I Oppose the Death Penalty

My primary objection to the death penalty is theological. Killing for vengeance does not reflect the God revealed in the Bible. In Deuteronomy  32:35 God says, “To me belong vengeance and recompense.” Leviticus 19:18 adds, “You shall not take vengeance … Continue reading

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Marriage for Whom?

I don’t usually reproduce sermons for this blog, but I’m making an exception.  Here is the sermon manuscript for Sunday worship at First Presbyterian Church of Tallahassee on August 25, 2013.  Marriage for Whom? Luke 13: 10-17 This  Wednesday night … Continue reading

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Sad News

I learned recently of yet another congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that has voted to leave the denomination.  This congregation is in nearby Thomasville, Georgia.  First Presbyterian Church of Thomasville has a special place in my heart because it … Continue reading

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