Love to Tell the Story

The Way... of Authentic Leadership

An episode of Love to Tell the Story

By Rev. Michael Lowry
Sermons, devotionals and other random stories from a New England church pastor

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Sermons, devotionals and other random stories from a New England church pastor

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Heaven and Nature Singing
On singing Christmas carols during Advent… And “The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy”
December 5, 2019
A Thrill of Hope
“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices!” Drawn from the words of “O Holy Night, “ some Advent thoughts on the coming of light into darkness
December 3, 2019
All the Gifts Along the Way
Thanksgiving is not just about the day, just as true gratitude is never to be simply about the moment at hand!
November 25, 2019
The Pilgrimage of Myles Standish
The faith journey of “Mayflower” passenger — and family member (!) — Captain Myles Standish
November 21, 2019
At the Center of It All
In a world that often seems to be spinning out of control, it’s good to know that in Jesus “all things hold together!”
November 19, 2019
We Dare Not Stand Idle
Leaf raking memories and our work for the sake of God’s Kingdom!
November 14, 2019
God of the Living
Ours is not the God of the dead but the God of the living… and because of the resurrection all are alive!
November 12, 2019
“Blessed Are You...”
Looking at Jesus’ Beatitudes — and our lives — from a slightly different point of view!
November 6, 2019
The Masks We Wear
Halloween costume memories and the blessing of being exactly who we are before God!
October 31, 2019
The Way... of Life Abundant
What does it mean to have a life that is “abundant?”
October 28, 2019
The Legacy That Remains
Stone walls, stewardship and what we leave for the next generation!
October 25, 2019
The Way... of Faithful Giving
When we give with delight God delights in us!
October 22, 2019
The Way... of Authentic Leadership
A new criteria for true and authentic leadership according to Jesus!
October 15, 2019
Bubble Gum Evangelism
The story of a saint known as “Uncle Herman,” and a pocket full of bubblegum!
October 11, 2019
The Way... of True Worship
We may have many motivations for coming to church, but the way of true worship begins with ascribing to God the glory due his name!
October 8, 2019
On World Communion Sunday
The size, the scope... and the wonder of feasting together at the Lord’s table!
October 3, 2019
Rekindling the Flame
The faith we’ve been given needs to be tended to... and shared!
September 30, 2019
Marching, But Not Alone
Memories of marching band season, a fateful performance at a high school basketball game, and a reminder that we can never go it completely alone!
September 27, 2019
Adjusting the Bottom Line
About one the more “difficult” stories told by Jesus... and our challenge to be shrewd and wise as we walk in faith!
September 23, 2019
Daily Distractions
The Importance of *not* missing opportunities for love and care in amidst the distractions of life
September 20, 2019
“But When You’ve Done the Wrong Thing...”
About sin, mercy and true grace!
September 17, 2019
The Right Thing to Do
Philemon, Onesimus, you and me… and how faith impacts real life!
September 9, 2019
Sometimes It Takes a While to Get There
About Sunday school, confirmation class, and the importance of spiritual formation
September 6, 2019
Beyond the Banquet
Hospitality, Humility and the Kingdom Life!
September 1, 2019
Good Church People
The church is filled with all different kinds of people… and that includes you and me!
August 30, 2019
Windows of Opportunity
There are times in life and faith when we’re given “windows of opportunity” that require both a decision and action… a time is of the essence!
August 26, 2019
Time Capsules
About time capsules, congregational history, and the best legacy we can leave for the next generations of the faithful
August 22, 2019
The Conviction of Things Unseen
“ Faith is the assurance of things hoped for…”. In these days of confused situations it’s a vitally important reminder for you and I who walk in faith!
August 18, 2019
Practicing the Presence of God (While Mowing the Lawn)
On seeking the Lord in the midst of summer yard work!
August 16, 2019
Security Blankets
We’re all looking for what can be considered through security in life, but the question is, what kind of security do we really need?
August 12, 2019
“From Away”
The glories of Maine humor, speaking “downeast” as a second language and the true nature of the church!
August 10, 2019
Parables “On the Pond,” Part 3: The Rocks on the Shore
The kingdom of God is like the huge rocks that line the shore, and which stand firm and strong!
July 22, 2019
Parables “On the Pond,” Part 2: A Sailboat Securely Tied
The kingdom of God shall be compared to a sailboat tied securely to its buoy, lest the storm come up and carry it away!
July 16, 2019
Parables “On the Pond,” Part 1
Finding a few new metaphors for God and God’s Kingdom... “uptacamp!”
July 11, 2019
Why We’re Here
Christian discipleship as a way of life, of living, and of love… It’s why we’re here!
July 7, 2019
What You Get From a Garden
The joys of fresh peas, new potatoes and a spiritual garden!
July 3, 2019
Hand to the Plow
Life is all about the choices we make and the distractions that seek to keep us from those choices... but Jesus reminds us we must always “keep our hand to the plow!”
June 30, 2019
With Gentleness Born of Wisdom
Lessons in faith, wisdom and understanding, learned as a “Cabin Boy” on the coast of Maine...
June 28, 2019
God of the Crushed Silence
God comes to his people bringing hope and peace… though not always in the manner we expect!
June 24, 2019
On (Not) Missing the Wonder
A story about the “Old Man of the Mountain” and on not seeing the forest for the trees...
June 20, 2019
After the Spirit
“After the Spirit” comes in power and in love, there’s the church... and we are the church!
June 17, 2019
Pentecost Sunday, the gift of God’s Holy Spirit, and the joy of sailing!
June 8, 2019
As one of two potential candidates to replace Judas as an Apostle, he’s of the great mystery men of the New Testament… but he also represents the need for the church — and you and I within it — to move boldly into the future!
June 4, 2019
Though the Mountains Tremble With its Tumult
The storms of life are very real but so is the comfort of God who is our refuge and strength!
May 31, 2019
A Gift of Peace
About flying, fear and a peace that the world cannot give...
May 29, 2019
The Connections That Matter
Some thoughts on all the connections —especially the spiritual one — that make us who we are!
May 24, 2019
“And They’ll Know We Are Christians...”
Introduction and “And They’ll Know We Are Christians…”
May 22, 2019
May 21, 2019
May 21, 2019
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