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01
Dec

In The Meantime

A Sermon Delivered by The Reverend Titus D. Clarke First Sunday of Advent St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church December 1, 2019 Prayer We wait for your dear LORD; You are our deliverer and shield. For our hearts rejoice in you, And we trust in your holy name. Open my mouth to declare your glory. Our […]

24
Nov

What Kind of King Is This?”

A Sermon Delivered by The Reverend Titus D. Clarke Christ The King Sunday – “Markings Of A King” November 24, 2019 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church – Carlisle, PA I propose to show that Jesus is a different kind of king whose power is found in weakness, his kingdom is established by unmerited love and […]

17
Nov

Sign Of The Times

A Sermon Delivered by the Lead Pastor, Reverend Titus D. Clarke PRAYER I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt […]

23
Apr

Reflection on Mark 15:34/Matt. 27:46

About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”) Jesus’ cry from the cross reflects a very human lament, a cry that I have heard too many times through my years as a physician. I have heard it from the mother […]

20
Apr

John 19:30 “It is finished.”

“It is finished….”  Many people think that these words are the most important words that Jesus spoke from the cross.  These words are found only in the Gospel of John.  The Greek word translated “it is finished” is tetelestai, an accounting term that means “paid in full.” What was paid in full?  Jesus paid the […]

20
Apr

John 19: 28 “I thirst.”

Doing a quick Google search will reveal that “thirst” is referenced close to 43 times in the Bible. I once was told that when you study scripture, you can identify when something is important by how often it is repeated. 43 times – don’t you think God is telling us that “thirst” and the idea […]

20
Apr

John 19:26-27

When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple took her into his home. At a moment where Jesus could have been absorbed in his own pain […]

16
Apr

What Is Intersectionality

If you could change or improve one thing about life in the local community before you died, what would you work on? James 2: 1 – 4  My dear friends, don’t let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. If a man enters your church wearing an expensive suit, and a […]

04
Apr

On Being “pro-LIFE”

“…the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.  You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth?  That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you.” Galatians 5:6b-8 This blog entry was originally written for LAMPa’s blog, but I […]

26
Feb

How to Be Present With Our Youth

Did you know that there has been a 37% increase in teenagers reporting a major depressive episode since 2007? Did you know that teenage suicide  reached its highest peak in 40 years in 2015 amongst both boys and girls? Did you know that after Sandy Hook, more than 400 people have been shot in over […]

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