Arley K. Fadness ... CSSPlus contributor
Arley K. Fadness is a retired ELCA pastor who has served numerous Lutheran parishes in South Dakota and Minnesota. He is currently a member of Custer Lutheran Fellowship in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Pastor Fadness is a congregational consultant who coaches churches in visioning processes, and he also conducts leadership retreats and workshops on “Finding Your True Flair.” A graduate of Augustana College, Luther Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary, Fadness is the author of several CSS titles, including Blueprints For Advent and Christmas, Blueprints for Lent, Six Spiritual Needs in America Today, Holy Moses, Hey Joseph!, and Where’s Noah? He is also a contributing author to Sermons on the First Readings (Series I, Cycle A).
Epiphany 7 | Ordinary Time 7 - C
Arley K. Fadness
Good morning boys and girls,
First thing I want to say is, I love you little ones. Know why? I just love to give love and to receive love. How many of you know how to hug? (children respond)
Love and hugs are about the same aren't they? (children respond)
Well this morning I'm going to talk about love.
The greatest sermon Jesus ever preached shocked the people. He told them who to love.
He said don't just love the easy people but love the nasty people too.
“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you....” (display large heart)
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