The Deepest Thirst

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The Rev. Teri Daily A sermon on John 4:5-42…   Water is vital for life. In fact, we ourselves are made mostly of water, although that percentage drops as we grow older. A newborn baby is 75% water. At one year of age, we are, by weight, 65% water. Adult men are made up of […]

Dying to Be Blessed

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The Rev. Teri Daily I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. –Martin Luther   When you are still young, you want to hold everything in your own hands, but when you have grown older and opened your […]

The Bodily Nature of Lent

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The Rev. Teri Daily On this day, ashes are smeared on our body as – in the words of the prayer book – “a mark of our mortal nature.”  We acknowledge that we are mortal creatures, that we are created from dust and we will return to dust.  We often don’t fully recognize our mortality […]

Unharvested Edges

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  The Rev. Teri Daily   A sermon on Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48…   Some things have a bad reputation—whether they deserve it or not.  My list of top contenders when it comes to “things that get bad press” includes politicians, fruit cake, pit bulls, licorice, lawyers, and the state of New Jersey.  And […]

A Sermon on the Beatitudes

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The Rev. Teri Daily There is a phenomenon in the film industry known as twin films.  Twin films are when two films that are similar in some respect get released about the same time.  Sometimes the two films have the same plot but are released by different studios.  Other times, the two films are the […]

Baptized to Be Servants

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  The Rev. Teri Daily   “You are buried with Christ in baptism and raised to walk in newness of life.” I remember well this paraphrase of Romans 6:4. It was proclaimed at my baptism.  I was fifteen years old and a Baptist at the time.  It had taken several hours to fill the old […]

That We All May Be One

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  The Rev. Teri Daily   On the night before Jesus is crucified, the gospel of John tells us that Jesus prayed to God the Father that his followers may be one, as he and the Father are one: “The glory that you have given me I have given them, so that they may be […]