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July 5, 2020



©Wendell Griffen, 2020

July 5, 2020 (Fifth Sunday after Pentecost)

New Millennium Church

Little Rock, Arkansas


 Jeremiah 22:1-5

22Thus says the Lord: Go down to the house of the king of Judah, and speak there this word, 2and say: Hear the word of the Lord, O King of Judah sitting on the throne of David—you, and your servants, and your people who enter these gates. 

3Thus says the Lord: Act with justice and righteousness, and deliver from the hand of the oppressor anyone who has been robbed. And do no wrong or violence to the alien, the orphan, and the widow, or shed innocent blood in this place. 4For if you will indeed obey this word, then through the gates of this house shall enter kings who sit on the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their servants, and their people. 

5But if you will not heed these words, I swear by myself, says the Lord, that this house shall become a desolation.



March 15, 2020


©Wendell Griffen, 2020

New Millennium Church

Little Rock, Arkansas

March 15, 2020 (3d Sunday in Lent)


Psalm 46

1God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

2Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;

3though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult. Selah

4There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High.

5God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved; God will help it when the morning dawns.

6The nations are in an uproar, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts.

7The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

8Come, behold the works of the Lord; see what desolations he has brought on the earth.

9He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.

10“Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

11The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah


March 1, 2020

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©Wendell Griffen, 2020

New Millennium Church

Little Rock, Arkansas

March 1, 2020 (First Sunday of Lent)



Matthew 4:1-11

4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. 

3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 

5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9 and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” 

11 Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.

God of mercy,
your word was the sure defense of Jesus in his time of testing.

February 23, 2020


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Bursting Bubbles and Blindspots

©Zachary Crow, 2020


New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Arkansas


February 23, 2020 (Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany)


As we enter the election — there is an ill-wind blowing across the land. 

It smells like the subversion of democracy. It smells like rising economic and racial disparity. This ill-wind smells like the growing normalization of scapegoating. It smells like the demonization of marginalized peoples — namely black folks, indigenous peoples and immigrants, gender and sexual minorities, people experiencing poverty, and others struggling for freedom and full inclusion in the American story. 

Meanwhile — those with enormous privilege — billionaires — on both sides of the aisle, in case you’re not paying attention — disingenuously cast themselves as victims of social change and paint those who wish to bridge and heal social divides as dangerous and unpatriotic extremists. Like so many others before them — they warn against pushing for progress — too hard, too fast, or too loudly. 

As followers of Jesus — we know in our gut — that the politics of categorical exclusion are ungodly — sinful — demonic. Communities of faith are called to resist the othering that has become increasingly common. Communities of faith are called to practice the revolutionary act of hospitality — to welcome the stranger, to clothe the naked, to feed the hungry, to visit those in prison — and perhaps even more importantly — resist the powers and principalities that cast them out, that stole their clothing, that cut their food stamps, that locked them up in the first place.

February 16, 2020


©Wendell Griffen, 2020

New Millennium Church, Little Rock, Arkansas

February 16, 2020 (Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany)


Jeremiah 5:20-31

20 Declare this in the house of Jacob,
   proclaim it in Judah:
21 Hear this, O foolish and senseless people,
   who have eyes, but do not see,
   who have ears, but do not hear.
22 Do you not fear me? says the Lord;
   Do you not tremble before me?
I placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,
   a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass;
though the waves toss, they cannot prevail,
   though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
23 But this people has a stubborn and rebellious heart;
   they have turned aside and gone away.
24 They do not say in their hearts,
   ‘Let us fear the 
Lord our God,
who gives the rain in its season,
   the autumn rain and the spring rain,
and keeps for us
   the weeks appointed for the harvest.’
25 Your iniquities have turned these away,
   and your sins have deprived you of good.
26 For scoundrels are found among my people;
   they take over the goods of others.
Like fowlers they set a trap;
   they catch human beings.
27 Like a cage full of birds,
   their houses are full of treachery;
therefore they have become great and rich,
28   they have grown fat and sleek.
They know no limits in deeds of wickedness;
   they do not judge with justice
the cause of the orphan, to make it prosper,
   and they do not defend the rights of the needy.
29 Shall I not punish them for these things?

says the Lord,
   and shall I not bring retribution
   on a nation such as this?