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Jesus changing water into wine at a wedding in Cana of Galilee is Jesus’ first miracle. He only does it because his mother pushes him, and John’s gospel is the only place that tells about it. But have you noticed that John’s gospel doesn’t call anything a “miracle?” John calls them “signs,” and this is the first of seven. So what does Jesus’ very first miracle signify? What is John trying to tell us about the nature of Jesus’ life and ministry? It’s about transformation. This sermon was delivered to Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church on Sept. 20, 2020.

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This sermon was delivered to Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Anne Robertson on September 20, 2020.

The Greatest of These

The Greatest of These

Lots of things in the Bible are confusing or open to many interpretations. But one thing that is crystal clear is the thing that should be crystal clear: What must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus himself is asked that question and his answer is simple: Love. Love God and your neighbor as...

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Prepared to Be a Blessing

Prepared to Be a Blessing

At Crawford we are having a Service of Blessing, outdoors, on the first Sunday of each month. What we bless will change from month to month, but the theme remains the same: Let's counter the dark and difficult days in which we live with small acts of kindness and blessing. This video is in four...

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Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here?

Our individual purpose and calling takes some discernment, but it's hard to figure out what God's purpose for us as an individual might be until we understand the general purpose for all human beings. Genesis 2:15 gives us that universal human purpose: To serve and protect the world. Come for the...

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Dominion

Dominion

Genesis 1:28 tells us that God gives "dominion" over the earth to human beings and tells them to "subdue" it. We have run wild with that and, in retrospect, it sometimes seems like a poor management decision on God's part. Entire theologies have been built around the idea that humans are the...

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Genesis

Genesis

"The earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep." Does this sound like a description of your life? It did to me. This sermon does a deep dive into the hope built into the Creation story from the very first verse. That formless void contains all that ever has been and the...

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The Gift

The Gift

Do you have trouble receiving a gift of help or money or care from someone else? It may be more blessed to give than to receive, but if you rebuff someone's gift, you are keeping them from experiencing that blessing. More than that, if you find it difficult to receive a gift, you might unknowingly...

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