Browsing Archive: February, 2013

A Wandering Aramean Was My Father

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Monday, February 25, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, February 24th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11

Life presents each one of us with a fundamental existential question: What is your story? It’s crucial that we chose a story that helps us make sense of our lives and our world. What story have you chosen? What would it mean to choose this story of an ancient desert nomad?

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Following Jesus into the Desert

Posted by Elkin Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, February 19, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, February 17th, 2013 Service

Scripture Lesson: Luke 4:1-13

On this the first Sunday of Lent, we begin our Lenten Journey of 40 days with a reflection on the story of Jesus being tempted in the desert wilderness.

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The Cloud of Witnesses

Posted by Rev. Stuart Taylor on Monday, February 11, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, February 10th, 2013 Service

On this day the church remembers Christ’s Transfiguration on the mountain recounted in Luke. Let us climb the mount of transfiguration with Peter, James and John and behold this great mystery.

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Bringing the Good News Home [part 2]

Posted by Rev. Stuart Taylor on Monday, February 4, 2013, In : Sermons 
Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 Service

Stuart will continue to explore the moment recounted in Luke 4:21-30.  After his first sermon is well received in his home synagogue, you have to wonder why Jesus would push the envelope, inciting such a fierce reaction from his hometown that they almost killed him right then and there.

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Rev. Stuart Taylor Stuart was called to serve as the Pastor/Head of Staff for Elkin Presbyterian Church in January of 2013. He was born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina where his parents were charter members of the John Knox Presbyterian Church. He has two daughters. Rachel is finishing up at Tucson High School and her interests include active involvement in several sports, sustainable agriculture, steel drums and boys. She reads about two to three books a week as does her older sister. Lilly is a sophomore at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and is an aspiring artist, a free thinker, and a gifted writer like her mother. His daughters are the apples of his eye. Stuart enjoys a daily exercise in the gym, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, camping, reading, movies, dinner conversation, and researching his family history.

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