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Transfigured

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Sermon:         Transfigured Scripture:       Mark 2:2-9 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               February 11, 2018 Today as a church we lift up and celebrate a ministry within our midst, that being Stephen Ministry. As an aside, it is named after Stephen in the book of Acts. Stephen was chosen to provide caring […]

What Stands in Our Way?

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  Sermon:         What Stands in Our Way? Scripture:       1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               February 04, 2018 Today we go back to Paul’s letter to the Corinthians and into Chapter 9. Paul has just given the Corinthians an understanding that those who are strong in the faith, should […]

Who Knew?

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 Sermon:         Who Knew? Scripture:       Mark 1:21-28 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               January 28, 2018 This week we enter into Mark’s Gospel and we find ourselves in Chapter 1. Mark’s Gospel starts abruptly and it continues in that vein throughout. It starts out with, The beginning of the good news[a] of Jesus […]

Do You Have the Time?

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Sermon:         Do you have the Time? Scripture:       1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               January 21, 2018 Last week we heard about Nathanael in John’s Gospel and his one and only appearance in the scriptures, and what that meant to us as Philip encountered Jesus and immediately went and […]

As Easy as A, B, See

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Sermon:         As Easy as A, B, See Scripture:       John 1:43-51 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               January 14, 2018   Our text today takes us back to the first chapter of John’s Gospel and having heard all about John the Baptist, who is John the Witness in John’s Gospel, and established […]

Threat or Joy?

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Sermon:         Threat or Joy? Scripture:       Matthew 2:1-12 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               January 07, 2018   On this first Sunday of 2018 we reflect upon a text, which poses a number of questions with respect to our relationship with Jesus Christ. It relates to the theme of the twelfth day […]

Expecting Change

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Sermon:         Expecting Change. Scripture:       Luke 2:22-40 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               December 31, 2017 Christ has come, born into the world and the world has entered into a new time. Just as society is about to enter into a new year! Just as we as a church are about to […]

God Steps In

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Sermon:         God Steps In Scripture:       Luke 1:26-38 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               December 24, 2017 So this morning, we are close, but not quite there. There is not much time this year to ponder and savor the Fourth Sunday of Advent, as it coincides with Christmas Eve and yet it […]

Who are you, Who are we?

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  Sermon:         Who are you, Who are we? Scripture:       John 1:6-8, 19-28 Preacher:       Rev. Michael Bodger Location:        First Presbyterian Church, DeLand Date:               December 17, 2017   This week we find ourselves in the third week of Advent and as we reflect upon the events to come, in anticipation and also preparation, we are asked a […]