“For Whenever I speak, I must cry out, I must shout, “Violence and Ruin!”"

Like the prophet Jeremiah, Pastor Mark shouts out "Violence and Ruin". Why? Because America is at war with America. Ours is a war on the poor. It is a war aimed at those 45 million people living below the poverty line.  And we are all participants in this war. Will our conscience awaken to our responsibility to human life? The sermon text is Jeremiah 20:7-13. The reading of the scripture is included in the podcast.  The Rev. Mark Clinger preaching.

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“…knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us …”

Pastor Mark preaches on suffering as portrayed by the apostle Paul. Paul teaches us that suffering produces endurance and that endurance produces character. Because of our suffering, will we become bitter, or better?  And character produces hope. Our faith holds that in the mystery of God's love we find hope. The sermon text is Romans 5:1-8. The reading of the scripture is included in the podcast. The Rev. Mark Clinger preaching.

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