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Sermon on the Mound
By Dr. Rich Bimler, Past President, Wheat Ridge Ministries
“…always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 5:20
The Lord continues to share His grace and message of love to us in so many ways and in so many places. What a joy to experience His presence in us and through us and among us – even in that great American pastime – baseball! Perhaps you recall what happened a few weeks...
Let Freedom Ring!By Rev. Bruce Strade, Former Executive Director, Northwest Parish Nurse Ministries, Portland, Oregon; Wheat Ridge Ministries Board of Directors
The prophets saw it. More than one pointed it out. Isaiah probably said it most succinctly, “You have seen many things, but you pay no attention, your ears are open, but you do not listen.” (Isaiah 42:20) Ezekial described this phenomenon as a core characteristic of a “rebellious people.” (Ezekial 12:2) Jesus tells His...
Needs or Wants?
By Margaret Hinchey, Englewood, CO
I was in the fourth pew from the front on the right side yesterday. The words on the screen said, “The Lord’s Prayer” and I automatically started saying the words I had learned as a child. But somehow, when I came to the words, “Give us this day our daily bread…” my mind wandered.
Two days before, my husband and I accompanied a dozen elementary school children to the Denver Zoo for our granddaughter’s 7th...
By Mark Schoepp, Director of Congregation Engagement, Wheat Ridge Ministries
When I visit congregations on behalf of Wheat Ridge Ministries, I sometimes portray the character, “Dr. Luke” – 1st Century Physician and writer of the Gospel – to deliver a message about health and wellness and being good stewards of our bodies so we can give God our best. Dr. Luke shows up courtesy of a “time machine that Wheat Ridge has found.” One minute in the 1st Century with...
“On Becoming Good Wine” or “The Best Is Yet to Come!”
By Rev. Dr. Tom Zehnder, Interim Senior Pastor, Trinity Downtown, Orlando, Florida
I know, I know. This is an old one – but it’s so good:
The quite elderly cleric is driving slowly with a slight weave – and is stopped by the local gendarme who, through the driver’s side window says: “Are you alright, sir? You seem to be driving a bit unsteadily.” The collared driver replies, “I am just fine, thank...