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God Is Real and Always Near

July 25, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 139 This last week was really interesting. From last Sunday to this morning some of the events I shared in included: a wonderful BBC new member party last Sunday afternoon organized by the Assimilation Team and graciously hosted at the home of Fred and…

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When Good Things Happen to Good People

July 18, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 34 Let’s pray: “For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson) Lord, we thank you. Amen. Last week I shared about when…

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When Good Things Happen to Bad People

July 14, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 73 Almost 30 years ago in 1981, Rabbi Harold Kushner published the book, When Bad Things Happen to Good People. The main question Rabbi Kushner addressed in the book is – if the universe was created and is governed by a good and loving…

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In God We Trust

July 4, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 33 In the Hebrew language the psalms are called tehillim, which means “songs of praise.” As we continue our series on the psalms it is helpful to remember there are a number of different types of psalms including Individual Laments like Psalm 22 which…

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Why Have You Forsaken Me?

June 27, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 22:1-31 Today is the first Sunday of summer. There are songs we associate with different times of the year. Summer songs have a particular feel and bring back memories of school getting out, being on the beach, and summer love. Depending on our age,…

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The Blessing of Godly Living

June 20, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 112 Jill and I had a wonderful trip to Iceland, England and Scotland. We took a lot of long walks in the hills and highlands and along the coast and visited many churches. We learned about the coming of Christianity to Iceland almost one…

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Hold Nothing Back

June 14, 2010

Mary Scheer, Brewster Baptist Church Genesis 22: 1-18 (2,800-2,900) In my last few sermons I’ve been looking at things in our lives that can affect our relationships and our faith.  Today, being a week before Fathers Day, I want to look at the story of one of the Bible’s most…

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What Are Human Beings?

May 30, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Psalm 8 I know the calendar says that summer doesn’t officially begin for several more weeks, but for me, summer runs from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend. For the summer, I am going to be preaching from the Book of Psalms, which is…

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Living for the Lost and Helpless

May 23, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Luke 15:11-32 Earlier in the service we heard Luke 15:1-10 and Jesus’ parables of the found sheep and the found coin. Both the sheep and the coin were lost and helpless to change their condition. Jesus continues by telling a story about a father with…

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Living Without Excuses

May 16, 2010

Pastor Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Luke 14:15-24 In Luke 14, Jesus is eating a meal at the house of a leader of the Pharisees. He is being watched closely in a testing way by those who have not embraced him or his teaching but who are self-righteous and look…

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Living Fruitfully

May 9, 2010

Pastor Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Luke 13:1-9 Tragedies we hear about in the news often cause people to think theologically – we can wonder why something happened or seek to find meaning or a reason that helps us understand or cope with what has taken place. This is an…

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Living Faithfully

May 2, 2010

Douglas Scalise, Brewster Baptist Church Luke 12:35-48 The context for today’s Gospel passage is that Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem where he will be crucified and he is teaching the crowds and his disciples about living faithfully. Jesus knows the time is coming when he will no longer…

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