We are Facebook friends. As Nebuchadnezzar went to take a drink, a fist emerged from the cup and knocked him in the jaw. Featuring a sermon puts it on the front page of the site and is the most effective way to bring this sermon to the attention of thousands including all mobile platforms + newsletter. Jim Mitulski wrote, “The book of Ezekiel is about an exiled community moving from devastation to resurrection.”  This story may begin with our darkest pain, but it ends with life. Jim now ministers as an interim for UCC churches. “Instead you ought to say, ‘If the lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.’” 1. And then listen for the rattle; the rattling of “bones com[ing] together, bone to its bone.”. And thank you especially for all the new Zoom opportunities. Perryville, MD. He hadn't lived there very long, because he was only a baby owl. In this passage before us, in John 14:19; Jesus gives this glorious promise to His disciples: “Because I live, ye shall live also!” Introduction 2 (About this Passage) There are three things that I want to impress upon your hear this morning. Thanks for the good reminder. And Sharron just called me and I gave her the info Tru Hiatt gave me from La Veranda, as Tru just left my house an hour ago. “Trust him” Yes. You see, I believe what Ezekiel is teaching us. Over sixty people gathered from around the country here on Friday.

And, if so, when and how will that happen? Ever feel cut off from other people, from God, from your true self? Mike+. Throughout those ten promises – at the beginning, the middle, and the end – God says, “and you shall live.” “You shall live” is the river of reassurance that flows through the valley of dry bones. God has made a promise to us, to you. HIV and AIDS. We needed to be reassured that all shall be well. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Hope because recovery does work for most people.

It sounds like life, and life abundant. Your homily reminds me of her and challenges me to dig deep and remember who I am and whose I am, and everyone else I come into contact with. Hope because more and more faith communities realize the need to be leaders in this area. We understand what it means to lose faith in God, in the community, and in our selves. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! It’s exactly what we, our country, and our world need to hear. I hear his uncertainty. Remember God’s promises. Copyright © 2009-2020 Michael K. Marsh and Interrupting The Silence, Some Rights Reserved. So the next time you read the numbers in the news, the next time your get scared, the next time you feel anxious and overwhelmed, remember those other numbers, ten and three. The series was entitled “When We Rise,” a fantastic Easter title. Plus thousands of non-lectionary, scripture based resources... Dominic Owl lived in a big, old oak tree, right in the middle of the wood. This week we stand in the valley of dry bones. In the place of your greatest pain, can you dream? Are you ever nihilistic, overcome by fear, ashamed, stigmatized, and exiled? We understand what it means to be fearful of giving or receiving love. Shortly afterwards we were asked to host this first WISE conference, and it was an honor to once again be a pioneer in our denomination. Men: Our ideas have turned to dust.Women: Our marketable attributes have shriveled.Leader: Then something takes hold of this hopelessness and turns it around. Feel the breath of God and be renewed. I know how easy it is to focus on and despair over the number of dry bones. Let’s rattle this valley like it’s never been rattled before. As was expected, so much of the series dealt with pain and conflict. That rattling sounds like faith, hope, and love. I am going to “bring you up from your graves”. And yet. Those promises and reassurances are the path we walk in this valley. They created something new and ultimately changed the world through their struggle. “I will put my spirit within you,” God says, “and you shall live.”. The Plan of God Ten times God promises to do something about the dry bones, even to the point of repeating God’s self: Ten times God promises life and wholeness. Learn how your comment data is processed. Mike, this sermon is wonderful! God is going to breathe on you. Do you need anything?” It sounds like people smiling and laughing as they connect on Zoom. I also found this message helpful and would like to share it with anyone in need of a word of encouragement. Last week we stood in the valley of the shadow of death. Bless you and your ministry. When you are overcome by fear, ashamed, stigmatized, and exiled.

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