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The Messenger 2022-02-01

Every Time I Feel the Spirit

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By Pastor Melaina Trice Every Time I Feel the Spirit, an African American spiritual hymn, expresses the relationship between the Spirit and humankind. It is one of my favorite songs. “Every time I feel the Spirit moving…” says God’s Spirit is active, and can be felt; it can be experienced. While this notion of God being felt is steeped in…
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The Hope of Lent

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By Pastor Heerak Kim “I despise your festivals…” Amos 5:21. It contradicts Genesis 1 in which God creates lights in the sky “for signs and for seasons and for days and years” (14), and also Genesis 8 where God promises to Noah after the flood, “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvests, cold and heat, summer and winter,…
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