Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry ChurchSeptember 18, 2022Galatians 1:11-2:10 At the beginning of worship Why do we tell our stories? What purpose do they serve? Well, they can be entertaining, which is important. I like to laugh. It’s good for the soul. But there are more important purposes to our stories. I have heard about the … Read more God’s Call and Church Unity
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian ChurchesGalatians 6:1-10 May 27, 2022 At the beginning of worship: This is Memorial Day weekend. After a week of rain and gray, it appears we’re in a few beautiful days. Enjoy it, but remember, as we will in our prayers today, those who have their lives for our nation. Today, think … Read more Our Gracious Work Christians
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian ChurchesGalatians 5:1-15, 22-23May 22, 2022 Thoughts at the beginning of worship: What does it mean to be a Christian? This week I came across a meme that I thought was insightful and a bit challenging. Geocide is biblical.Loving your enemy is biblical.Only one is Christ-like. Slavery is biblical.Chainbreaking is biblical.Only … Read more What does it mean to be a Christian?
Jeff GarrisonBluemont and Mayberry Presbyterian ChurchesGalatians 4May 15, 2022 At the beginning of worship: Do we have faith? There was farming community experiencing a severe drought. Day after day, month after month, the sky held no clouds. Pastures dried up; crops wilted. Without enough water and feed, ranchers sold off their herds. Things looked bad. … Read more Adopted by God: Entitled to an Inheritance
Jeff GarrisonMayberry and Bluemont Presbyterian ChurchesGalatians 3:19-29May 8, 2022 At the beginning of worship: Mothers will do whatever they can to protect their children. Sadly, sometimes this gets them into trouble, as it was with this one poor grandmother in New York City, whose daughter was sick. This was back in the Great Depression. Her … Read more Law and Grace
Jeff GarrisonMayberry and Bluemont Presbyterian ChurchesApril 24, 2022Galatians 1:1-11 At the beginning of worship The “Church Curmudgeon” post daily memes on Facebook and Twitter. If you don’t follow him, you’re missing a treat. With humor, he makes so good insights. This week he posted: “Remember, you are made in the image of God and so … Read more Paul corrects the Galatians