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Appointments in a Time of Mission

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A statement of core values that reflects our desire to strengthen God's mission in Florida through appointments of elders, deacons and local pastors to ministries across our annual conference.

Ashes: An Outward and Visible Sign

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Thoughts on the meaning of imposition of ashes in a culture of death, and why we need the gospel.

Reading Scripture as a Daily Spiritual Practice

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A way to read scripture each day, with brief commentary, encouragement and guidance.

Acceptance of the Doctor of Divinity (honorary) from Bethune Cookman University

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Bishop Carter's response upon receiving the honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Bethune Cookman University.

Confessing and Reconciling: In One Body Through The Cross

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A sermon taken from Ephesians 2. 1-16, and preached at the Council of Bishops of the United Methodist Church on November 6, 2012.

Always Being Reformed According To The Word of God

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On Reformation Day, we give thanks for the gift of the Holy Scriptures and our access to them.

A Prayer for the National Election

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As we anticipate the United States Presidential election, I invite you to use this prayer in your personal devotional life and in congregational worship, on either October 28 or November 4.

Connection, Communion, Calling

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In the bishop's installation sermon, preached on September 15, 2012, we discover three core experiences at the heart of the Christian life, and found in John 15: a friendship with Jesus (connection); love for each other (communion) and bearing fruit in the world (calling).

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