Monthly Archives: January 2015

When to Pray

I’ve always liked the Jewish story that there is a small group of righteous men whose presence in the world preserves it from disaster. This story is based on a passage in the Talmud which says, “The world never has … Continue reading

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How to Pray

We did not say the Lord’s Prayer very often in the church in which I grew up. It was considered important enough to memorize and I did so at an age so early that I cannot remember it happening, maybe … Continue reading

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Why Pray?

The simple and straightforward reason to pray is that it works. That’s essentially what Jesus tells us in our text for this week, Matthew 7:7-11. “Ask and it will be given you…” And many of us who pray can tell … Continue reading

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Renewing Our Covenant

I’ve enjoyed a week of vacation after Christmas and I’m grateful to church member Bryan Kane for preaching at Valley Covenant on December 28. For the first Sunday of the year we are adopting a Methodist practice and joining in … Continue reading

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