The Knock-Off Jesus

Well, today was one of THOSE days. When we reached the point in the service where I began the service, I couldn’t find my notes, I couldn’t find my manuscript, and I really didn’t try to find my PowerPoint. But, I knew the PowerPoint was also in the master PowerPoint for the whole service. AsContinue reading “The Knock-Off Jesus”

This Week @ Perritte

On this fourth (and last) Sunday of Advent we read about the Coming Messiah. Our lesson for the day is, Luke 1:26-38. And, all too often, we are chasing after our own version of Jesus instead of Jesus. If we don’t hear some of those words Mary heard from the angel, there is at leastContinue reading “This Week @ Perritte”

Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 17th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. This beloved hymn falls into the category of “You learn something new everyday!” I can’t speak for you dear reader, butContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

Let’s Sing: Angels We Have Heard on High

Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 16th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. There is a legend that goes with “Angels We Have Heard on High.” It would seem that, as the legend goes,Continue reading “Let’s Sing: Angels We Have Heard on High”

Let’s Sing: Good Christian Friends Rejoice

A.K.A. Good Christian Men Rejoice Today we continue our Advent/Christmas series titled “Let’s Sing.” This is our 11th song of the series. For easy reference to the remainder of the series, please see the index, “Let’s Sing” at http://revbroyles.me/2020/12/06/lets-sing/. I knew it would come, I just didn’t know which Carol was first. This old carolContinue reading “Let’s Sing: Good Christian Friends Rejoice”

All Roads Lead to “Silence”

4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. 6 Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mindsContinue reading “All Roads Lead to “Silence””

Go Vote

2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to beContinue reading “Go Vote”

The Beauty of God’s Work

From the rising of the sun to where it sets,    God, the Lord God, speaks,        calling out to the earth.2 From Zion, perfect in beauty,    God shines brightly. (Psalm 50:1-2, Common English Bible) I can’t speak for everyone and I know without a second thought that it isn’t true for everyone but I can say for me, I am so tiredContinue reading “The Beauty of God’s Work”

Silence, Be Still???

35 Later that day, when evening came, Jesus said to them, “Let’s cross over to the other side of the lake.” 36 They left the crowd and took him in the boat just as he was. Other boats followed along. 37 Gale-force winds arose, and waves crashed against the boat so that the boat was swamped. 38 But Jesus was in theContinue reading “Silence, Be Still???”

Five Smooth Stones

40 He then grabbed his staff and chose five smooth stones from the streambed. He put them in the pocket of his shepherd’s bag and with sling in hand went out to the Philistine. 41 The Philistine got closer and closer to David, and his shield-bearer was in front of him. 42 When the Philistine looked David over,Continue reading “Five Smooth Stones”