Posts with the category “sermon-reflection”

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1st Corinthians 12
December 12th, 2020
Read 1st Corinthians 12:1-31 here.Have you ever been a part of something that made you see beyond yourself?For me, that was being on a team. In particular, my college football team. We had players fro...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians 11
December 10th, 2020
“Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat the bread and drink the cup.” 1st Corinthians 11:28Life is messy. Work, relationships, successes and struggles without a global pandemic are difficult e...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians 9
December 3rd, 2020
This passage is loaded today. There are several places we could spend time in this reflection. I’d like to draw our attention to this particular area of the passage:“Do you not know that in a race all...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians 8
December 2nd, 2020
Read 1st Corinthians 8 here.Advent 2020 marks the calendar position for this writing. In the United States, one Christmas figure gets more flaunting and attention than any other—Santa Clause.The legen...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 7
December 1st, 2020
Read 1st Corinthians 7 here.When I was in kindergarten our school did a Christmas musical right before the holiday break. I remember a few vivid images from that musical. I can still see my grandfathe...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 6
November 30th, 2020
Black Friday in America just ended. Although this sounds like an incredibly desperate name, it is really an economically influenced term to help American businesses end the fiscal year “in the black” ...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 5
November 30th, 2020
At first glance, Paul’s words in 1st Corinthians 5 seem harsh, judgmental, and unloving. More so, they seem ineffective. Let’s reflect on what is going on.The Situation:Someone in the church of Corint...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 4
November 25th, 2020
At the particular moment of this writing, Thanksgiving 2020 in America is upon us. Typically, Thanksgiving marks a beginning of reflection and review for me as I think about the past year and look for...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 3
November 20th, 2020
Begin by reading 1st Corinthians 3. Then jump back here for the reflection.In my “free” time, I volunteer coach basketball. I started this years ago when my son was in fourth grade and I have continue...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 2
November 17th, 2020
In case you missed it, Chapter One’s Reflection is found here: Chapter One Reflection.The Gospel tells the good news of Jesus. It is summed up in two short words: God loved.God loved the world. Yet, i...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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1st Corinthians Chapter 1
November 16th, 2020
Hey friends, let me invite you to follow this link for a great overview of 1st Corinthians by the staff from the Bible Project. Once you watch the video, flip back over here and let’s dig into 1st Cor...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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Beautiful Mess Pt. 1
November 9th, 2020
So, the United States has a new president. Republicans gained ground in the House of Representatives and maintained control of the Senate. The Supreme Court added a conservatively valued justice and t...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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Normalization Reflection
October 4th, 2020
Primary Colors Week 2 (click the link to watch if you missed it) walked us into the tensions of normalization and whiteness. Of particular note, we continued in the Book of Acts, chapter 10, where Pet...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher
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Race and Racism Reflection
September 24th, 2020
Primary Colors Week 1 (click the link to watch) helped us wrestle with the concepts of Race and Racism. Of particular note, we began in the Book of Acts, chapter 17, where Paul, a follower of Jesus en...  Read More
by Jeremy Bratcher