Sowing Seeds of Faith Blog

Bishop Pereira of Cuba

by: Larry Davies | February 26, 2012

The special guest speaker was from Cuba – Bishop Pereira. Been the Bishop for over 15 years and during that time the Methodist Church went from the verge of extinction because of Castro and Communist harassment to a church that is now thriving with hundreds of new churches growing rapidly throughout Cuba. What a miracle. […]

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Angry Jesus – Part 2

by: Larry Davies | February 24, 2012

Someone was shown by a TV News reporter, standing at a busy intersection of a Washington DC suburb. He was wearing a large sign: “I cheated. This is my punishment.”   When interviewed the man said that he wore the sign as punishment for being unfaithful to his wife. “I thought she was kidding.” he […]

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Youth: Preparation for Leadership

by: Larry Davies | February 19, 2012

It has been a trying week but God often has a way of providing an uplifting experience, exactly when you need it most. I was asked to speak to a group of youth at a retreat from churches throughout the area. There were hundreds of young people on a beautiful Saturday morning gathering for worship. […]

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Jesus – Angry?

by: Larry Davies | February 17, 2012

“How would you describe Jesus in one or two words?” I asked the youth in our Bible study. They chimed in quickly with love, goodness, humble, pious, kind, caring, devout, meek and gentle.   “So, what do you think Jesus would actually look like?” They mentioned long hair, pale skin and a constant smile, like […]

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Welcoming Others…

by: Larry Davies | February 12, 2012

Becoming a Vital Congregation starts with how you welcome others…   Leader: Jesus went out of his way to show his love for people others wouldn’t give the time of day. Can we do anything else? All: He healed the lepers…he cured the lame…he gave sight to the blind…he ate with sinners…he forgave sins. Leader: […]

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Prayer of Thomas Merton

by: Larry Davies | February 5, 2012

Years ago, I discovered a reflective prayer written by Thomas Merton.   “My Lord God I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am […]

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