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Strong Women of Faith:  “MIRIAM”

Posted on 03 Jul 2022
Strong Women of Faith:  “MIRIAM” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed Decatur Presbyteriuan Church Numbers 12 July 3, 2022   We continue today our summer worship series on Strong Women of Faith.  Today’s Old Testament character is Miriam.  Miriam is known as one of the seven
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Strong Women of Faith: “SARAH”

Posted on 28 Jun 2022
Strong Women of Faith: “SARAH” Strong Women of Faith Summer Series Rev. Emily Wilmesherr Decatur Presbyterian Church June 26, 2022   A friend popped by my office this week who said after starting with Hagar, it’s going to be really hard to look at Sarah’s story in any kind of
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Strong Women of Faith: “HAGAR”

Posted on 20 Jun 2022
Strong Women of Faith: “HAGAR” Rev. Emily Wilkmesherr Decatur Presbyterioan Church Decatur, Ga June 19, 2022   Scripture: Genesis 16 Today starts the Summer Sermon series on Strong Women of Faith where we will dive into the stories of women in the old testament to see what they
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“Using Advantages to Overturn Inequalities”

Posted on 12 Jun 2022
Follow Me:  Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Using Advantages to Overturn Inequalities” Decatur Presbyterian Church Mark 10:17–23; Luke 19:1-10 June 12, 2022   This morning, we have two different biblical illustrations of what can happen when a person encounters Jesus.
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Challenging:  “Working for Liberation while Challenging Oppression”

Posted on 07 Jun 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Challenging:  Working for Liberation while Challenging Oppression Rev. Dr. Todd Speed Decatur Presbyterian Church Luke 6:17-31 Pentecost – June 5, 2022     Hear the Word of God from Luke 6:17-31.  He came down with them
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Honor God’s Diversity- “Centering Voices from the Margins”

Posted on 29 May 2022
Honor God’s Diversity – “Centering Voices from the Margins” Rev. Emily Wilmesherr Decatur Presbyterian Church May 29, 2022     Matthew 15:21-28 21 Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that
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“Honor God’s Diversity – Affirming Those Who Are Marginalized”

Posted on 22 May 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Honor God’s Diversity – Affirming Those Who Are Marginalized” Genesis 1-2 (selected verses) May 22, 2022       Genesis 1-2 (selected verses) In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless
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“Practice Joy in All Times”

Posted on 19 May 2022
“Practice Joy in All Times” Rev. Tully M. Fletcher IV Decatur Presbyterian Church May 15, 2022         Philippians 4:4-7   4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.  5 Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is
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“Practice Joy – Sharing Joy with Others”

Posted on 08 May 2022
Follow Me – Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Practice Joy – Sharing Joy with Others” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed Dectaur Presbyterian Church Luke 15: 1-10 May 8, 2022     Luke 15:1-10 Now all the tax-collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the
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Practice Joy – “Joy in God’s Creation” – Genesis 28:10-19a

Posted on 24 Apr 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Everyday Living Practice Joy – “Joy in God’s Creation” – Genesis 28:10-19a Decatur Presbyterian Church April 24, 2022       Gracious God, open again your Word to us by the power of your Spirit that we, like Jacob, may
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Easter Sunday: “PERPLEXED, AFRAID, AMAZED”

Posted on 17 Apr 2022
“Perplexed, Afraid, Amazed” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed Easter Sunday – April 17, 2022 Decatur Presbyterian Church   Luke 24:1-12 Call to Worship Sometimes it seems like a curtain  Has been thrown over eternal things. But now and then a corner of the curtain Is lifted and we
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Practice Spritual Disciplines: “TRY NEW SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES”

Posted on 10 Apr 2022
Practice Spiritual Disciplines: “Try New Spritual Disciplines” April 10, Palm Sunday, 2022, Rev. Emily Wilmesherr Decatur Presbyterian Church     Hebrews 4:14-16 1 Throughout the season of Lent, we looked at different disciplines that Jesus kept: Fasting, Listening to God,
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Practice Spiritual Disciplines: “UNPLUG”

Posted on 03 Apr 2022
Follow Me – Biblical Practices for Faithful Living  Practice Spiritual Disciplines: “Unplug” Decatur Presbyterian Church April 3, 2022 Genesis 2:1-3; Mark 6: 30-34 Genesis 2:1-3 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their multitude. And on the seventh day God finished
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“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines: EMBRACING SIMPLICITY”

Posted on 27 Mar 2022
“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines: EMBRACING SIMPLICITY” The Rev. Tully M. Fletcher IV Decatur Presbyterian Church March 27, 2022       Scriptures Philippians 4:10-12    10 I rejoice in the Lord greatly that now at last you have revived your concern for
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“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines:  LISTENING TO GOD”

Posted on 20 Mar 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Practicing Spiritual Disciplines:  Listening to God” Decatur Presbyterian Church I Samuel 3:1-11 March 20, 2022     In a time when a word from the Lord was rare, and visions were not widespread, God spoke to a young,
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“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines:  PRAYER”

Posted on 13 Mar 2022
“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines:  Prayer” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed Decatur Presbyterian Church Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living March 13, 2022   Today we continue our Lenten series on Practicing Spiritual Disciplines and our focus for this week is
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“Practicing Spiritual Disciplines: FASTING”

Posted on 06 Mar 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Practicing Spiritual Disciplines:  Fasting” Matthew 4:1-4; 6:16-18 First Sunday in Lent, March 6, 2022 Decatur Presbyterian Church     A word about Covid…the numbers are below the thresholds we had been using, but our
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“PATIENCE, PERSEVERANCE AND PERSISTENCE”

Posted on 27 Feb 2022
Annual Report Sunday  “Patience, Perseverance, Persistence” Decatur Presbyterian Church Romans 5:1-5 February 27, 2022   A word about Ukraine… My friend and fellow pastor, Robert Gamble, is a Presbyterian mission worker in Ukraine.  Robert has spent much of the last decade
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“LIVE IN COMMUNITY – UPLIFT THOSE IN NEED”

Posted on 20 Feb 2022
“Live in Community – Uplift Those in Need” Rev. Emily Wilmesherr February 20, 2022 Decatur Presbyterina Church   The Lord said to Moses, “The daughters of Zelophehad are right; let them possess their father’s land.” A simple declaration but one that holds more weight when
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“LIVE IN COMMUNITY – FEAST AND LISTEN”

Posted on 13 Feb 2022
Follow Me:  Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Live in Community – Feast and Listen” February 13, 2022 Decatur Presbyterian Church Matthew 14:13-21 Focus Function   When Jesus hears about the death of John the Baptist, he gets in a boat on the Sea of Galilee and withdraws
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“LIVE IN COMMUNITY – GATHER ACROSS DIFFERENCES”

Posted on 06 Feb 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Live in Community – Gather across Differences” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed I Corinthians 1:10-17 February 6, 2022   In I Corinthians, Paul addresses divisions that were brewing within the Corinthian congregation.   Paul points out that some
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“HONOR THE BODY”

Posted on 30 Jan 2022
                               Follow Me – Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Baptism:  “Honor the Body” Rev. Dr. Todd Speed I Corinthians 12:12-27 January 30, 2022 Our New Testament reading, which I will
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“BAPTISM: DYING AND RISING”

Posted on 23 Jan 2022
Follow Me:  Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Baptism:  Dying and Rising” Romans 6:3-11 January 23, 2022     Romans 6:3-11 Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with him by
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“Cross the Divide”

Posted on 09 Jan 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living SERMON “Cross the Divide” Rev. Alex Rodgers January 9, 2022 Decatur Presbyterian Church   Cross the Divide (Parting of the Red Sea)  This morning we continue with the theme of Baptize and our text comes from Exodus. It is
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“Remember Your Baptism”

Posted on 03 Jan 2022
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living SERMON “Remember Your Baptism” Rev. Tully Fletcher January 2, 2022       Prayer for Illumination Prepare us, holy God, to hear Your Word through the Scriptures of this day.  Confront us with Your claims on our lives. 
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“Wearing Your Christmas Clothes”

Posted on 26 Dec 2021
Micah 6:6-8; Colossians 3:12-17 December 26, 2021         Micah 6:6-8 ‘With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams,
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“PROCLAIM HOPE”

Posted on 19 Dec 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Proclaim Hope” Zephaniah 3:14-20; Luke 4:16-21       Zephaniah 3:14-20 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,
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“SHARE HOPE”

Posted on 12 Dec 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Share Hope” Third Sunday in Advent, December 12, 2021 Mark 2:1-12       A reading from the second chapter of the gospel according to Mark is not your typical Advent text. It doesn’t involve prophecy. It’s not a part of the
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“SEE HOPE”

Posted on 05 Dec 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “See Hope” Isaiah 9:2-7;  Luke 1:76-79 Second Sunday in Advent, December 5, 2021     Prayer for Illumination Our Old Testament reading is a familiar Advent text from the prophet Isaiah.  In this passage, Isaiah looks forward
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“HEAR HOPE”

Posted on 29 Nov 2021
“Hear Hope” Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Rev. Emily Wilmesherr Decatur Presbyterian Church November 28, 2021   Isaiah 9:2, 6-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness—  on them light
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“Repair”

Posted on 21 Nov 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Repair” – Luke 19:1-10 November 21, 2021       Prayer for Illumination Over the past months, we have been exploring various biblical practices, practices which lead to faithful living before God and faithful living
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Communal Transformation

Posted on 15 Nov 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Communal Transformation” Isaiah 58 (selected verses) Commitment Sunday, November 14, 2021     Prayer:  O Lord our God, we know that when we worship you in spirit and truth,   and love our neighbors in tangible, helpful
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“Individual Transformation”

Posted on 07 Nov 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Individual Transformation” Luke 3:3-14 November 7, 2021     Our Follow Me curriculum theme for this month is “Confess”, and today’s particular theme is “Individual Transformation”. What struck me as I considered this
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Confess – “Reformed and Always Being Reformed”

Posted on 31 Oct 2021
  Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Confess – “Reformed and Always Being Reformed” Psalm 51 October 31, 2021   On this Reformation Sunday, a Sunday on which we celebrate the history of the Presbyterian Church,   our text is a Psalm of David, Psalm 51. David
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Welcome All – Challenge Othering

Posted on 24 Oct 2021
DPC 2021-22 Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Welcome All – Challenge Othering Luke 7:36-50 October 24, 2021     Our Biblical Practices for Faithful Living theme for today is Challenging Othering. To “Other” is the verbal process of setting up another person or
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Welcome All – Know Your Gifts and Encourage the Gifts of Others

Posted on 17 Oct 2021
DPC 2021-22 Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Welcome All – Know Your Gifts and Encourage the Gifts of Others Luke 10:38-42 October 17, 2021   Luke 10:38-42 Now as they went on their way, he entered a certain village, where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home.
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Seeing Christ in Every Person

Posted on 10 Oct 2021
Seeing Christ in Every Person (From Follow Me: Welcome All) {Matthew 25:31-46}   Today, we find ourselves at the end of a string of parables in the gospel of Matthew. It is, of course, Jesus who is telling these vivid stories and the stories precede what may be to the disciples, the most
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Welcome All: Holy Ground Service

Posted on 04 Oct 2021
                                                    Decatur Presbyterian Church Holy Ground October 3, 2021 Luke 14:15-24 Welcome All        
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Welcome All:  “God Welcomes All”

Posted on 04 Oct 2021
Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living Welcome All:  “God Welcomes All” Genesis 1-2 (selected verses) World Communion Sunday, October 1, 2021     Today is World Communion Sunday, the Sunday on which we intentionally recognize the unity of humanity at this Table.
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Reimagining what it means to “make disciples”

Posted on 27 Sep 2021
September 26, 2021 Decatur Presbyterian Church Matthew 28:16-20 Reimagining what it means to “make disciples” Last week as a part of our Follow Me series, Todd preached on what Jesus called the two greatest commandments- Loving God and Loving neighbor and how these commandments lead us to see
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“Follow Jesus:  Learning to See Everything through the Lens of Love”

Posted on 19 Sep 2021
Follow Me:  Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Follow Jesus:  Learning to See Everything through the Lens of Love” Mark 12:28-34   Prayer:  Open again your Word for us, by the power of your Holy Spirit,  that we may be reminded of what is most important in this
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Following Jesus in Community

Posted on 13 Sep 2021
Follow Me:  Biblical Practices for Faithful Living “Following Jesus in Community” Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Ephesians 4:11-16   Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all
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Accepting Jesus’ Invitation

Posted on 08 Sep 2021
  Follow Me – “Accepting Jesus’ Invitation” John 1:35-51 September 5, 2021   Today, we begin a new theme for the program year called “Follow Me.” The Follow Me curriculum will explore timeless biblical practices that are meant for faithful living in today’s changing world. Each month,
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I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…Will You Come and Follow Me?

Posted on 03 Sep 2021
  I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…Will You Come and Follow Me? Matthew 4:12-23 August 29, 2021   This Week’s Conversation Questions Where are you now – physically…spiritually…emotionally…? Where are you going? When might you get there? Are you following anyone along
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Where do we go from here?

Posted on 23 Aug 2021
  Where Do We Go From Here? I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…   We are nearing the end of our “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…” sermon series. We’ve been wrestling with and reflecting on some great questions: Where are you from? Where does it hurt? What do you need? These questions are intended to
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I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…Where Does It Hurt?

Posted on 09 Aug 2021
  “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…Where Does It Hurt? Mark 5:21-43 August 8, 2021   We believe everyone carries hurt and has the capacity to acknowledge the pain of others. We believe God draws close to us in every moment of suffering.  We commit to vulnerability and compassion. (theme
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Where are You From

Posted on 04 Aug 2021
Sermon: Where are you from? Rev. Allysen Schaaf Scriptures: Genesis 2: 4- 15 John 1:35-46 Nathanael responded, “Can anything from Nazareth be good?” Philip said, “Come and see.”   August is our welcome and re-connection month here at DPC. During worship, fellowship and faith formation
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Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7

Posted on 29 Jul 2021
Holy (Dis)Comfort – Listening for God’s Word in the Minor Prophets – Zephaniah Zephaniah 3:14-20, Philippians 4:4-7 July 18, 2021   Our Old Testament text, that I will be reading near the end of the sermon, hails from the prophecy of Zephaniah. You may have never heard a sermon on
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Malachi 3:1-4

Posted on 29 Jul 2021
HOLY (DIS) COMFORT – Listening for God’s Word in the Minor Prophets Malachi 3:1-4 July 25, 2021   Today is our last Sunday with the Minor Prophets. We have heard some comforting words along the way from the prophets along with some rather discomforting words. Each week, as we gather
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When Scripture is Scary

Posted on 12 Jul 2021
  When Scripture is Scary             I’d ask you to raise your hand if you’ve read Nahum lately though I’m guessing we wouldn’t have many raised hands except maybe a few Faith in Real Life folks as they discuss the sermon text ahead of
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