Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio


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June 2, 2013


Text:  John 20:24-29
Isaiah 53:3-6, 11-12


I loved the opening scene of the film Forrest Gump. The “Life is like a box of chocolates” philosophy articulated by Forrest is a classic. But also tucked into that initial setting at a bus stop are Forrest’s reflections about shoes. After noticing the nurses’ shoes worn by the woman sitting next to him on the bench, he comments: “Momma always says there’s an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been.” Might I suggest that it’s the same with hands as well. You can tell a lot about a person by their hands – where they’ve been, what they’ve done, and to some extent, where they’re going. 

Read more: June 2, 2013

March 24, 2013

"What If God was One of Us"
Text: Philippians 2:5-11
Mark 11:1-1

How many of consider ourselves saints?  I suspect if I asked for a show of hands, I wouldn’t see many raised.I certainly wouldn’t dare to raise my own.Are not saints, after all, those who have been martyred for their faith, or been canonized by the Roman Catholic Church as ultimate examples of piety and holiness, or at least achieved some status of righteousness to which ordinary folk cannot or do not rise? There was a St. Lawrence who was a deacon in the Catholic Church during the third century.Tradition has it that he was executed by the Emperor of Rome, roasted to death face down on a red-hot gridiron.His legacy is preserved in a few chapels in Europe, and in the name of a seaway between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes.But really, who of us would dare label ourselves saints?


Read more: March 24, 2013