Pastor Michael Frye: Having traveled almost forty days on our Lenten journey, in which we have often focused on prayer, confession, and Christ’s journey to the cross, today we suddenly find ourselves in the midst of shouting praises and hosannas to our Lord who was knowingly riding toward his ultimate death on the cross. That […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: In our gospel for today some Greeks approach Philip and say: “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Who in the congregation today knows where that phrase can be found in this church? That’s right, every time the pastor steps into the pulpit, he/she walks past a plague containing those words: “Sir, we […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: In our gospel lesson today, Jesus has used an account from the Old Testament Book of Numbers as a way of reminding the people that God is a God of salvation and grace: “And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: In one of my political science classes in college we were discussing the freedoms that the Constitution of the United States provides. One of the students asked the professor: “How do we know when we are infringing upon the rights of others?” The professor thought for a moment and said, “Let me […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: A business man driving home from work one day saw a little league baseball game in progress. He had some time, so he decided to stop and watch the game. As he was sitting down, he asked the kid beside him what the score was. “We’re behind 14 to nothing,” he answered […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: Tommy and his father were walking along the road when they came across a large stone. Tommy looked at the stone and asked his father, “do you think if I use all my strength, I can move that rock?” His father thought for a moment and responded, “I think that if you […]

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Pastor Michael Frye: In his book The First Circle, Russian author, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, makes an interesting observation about how Soviet authorities handled the church during the heyday of the Soviet Union. Solzhenitsyn, who had defected to America, commented: “No one stops churches from ringing their bells; they can break communion bread any way they please. […]

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