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About carissalick

United Methodist deacon, ESL teacher, wife, learner, mom

Why Be a Christian?

“I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.” –Genesis 12:2 Lately, I’ve realized something about myself: I’m a great evangelist. I mean this literally. The word “evangelist” comes from the Greek word … Continue reading

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Formless and Void (Sermon on Genesis 1:1-2:4a)

Text: Genesis 1:1-2:4a From when I first started reading them at age 12 until Book 7 came out when I was 19, I was—to put it mildly—a tad bit obsessed with Harry Potter. I often spent my free time theorizing … Continue reading

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No Need for a Sycamore Tree (Sermon on Luke 19:1-10)

He entered Jericho and was passing through it. A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax-collector and was rich. He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because … Continue reading

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Look Ahead: A Sermon on Luke 9:51-62

Luke 9:51-62 51When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. 52And he sent messengers ahead of him. On their way they entered a village of the Samaritans to make … Continue reading

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12 Questions: A Time to Reflect

A few days ago, Liz shared a few questions for other bloggers to ponder and answer as a time to pause and reflect a little bit. I don’t usually post things like this, but I thought the questions were really … Continue reading

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The Power of Touch – sermon on Mark 5:21-43

Mark 5:21-43 21When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, when he … Continue reading

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“Who is My Neighbor?” sermon

This weekend, I had the privilege of planning and leading a Saturday Bible study and Sunday worship service focused on immigrants and refugees. Since I seem to be preaching just once or twice a year, I thought I’d share my … Continue reading

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