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The Double-minded Dilemma

Date: February 10, 2019

Bible Text: James 1:1–7 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind; —James 1:6 Please pray with me… God of grace, you have given us minds to know you, hearts to love you,

Son of David, II: Mighty God

Date: December 2, 2018

Bible Text: Isaiah 9:6; Ephesians 6:10–1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his power.—Ephesians 6:10  Our sermon series for this Advent is based upon Isaiah’s prophecy to King Ahaz in 8th century BCE who was literally stuck between the oppressors of the north and those

Rock Star—The David Saga, IX: David the Sinner

Date: November 4, 2018

Bible Text: II Samuel 11:26–12:10 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Nathan said to David, 'You are the man! —II Samuel 12:7 Pixar Studio’s first release, Toy Story, earned three Academy Awards and more revenue than any other film that year. Since then, Pixar’s success over two decades is founded on its ability to achieve

Counting On God, III: The Comfort of Five

Date: August 12, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 14:13–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the

Counting On God, II: The Power of Threes

Date: August 5, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 18:1–15 |

 Click here to listen to this sermon.   Is anything too wonderful for the Lord? —Genesis 18:14   I am excited for this sermon series, which you requested. During our Bible Read Along on Wednesdays, those who attended were astounded at the allegorical meaning of numbers. Both of our Hebrew and Greek texts

Image of God, XI: #selfiewithGod

Date: July 1, 2018

Bible Text: Psalm 139:1–14 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   O Lord, you have searched me and known me.  —Psalm 139: 1   Today brings us another installment in the Image of God sermon series.  We’ve explored our enduring faith tradition’s claim that all people are created with a divine spark we are to see,

Image of God, V: The Birth of Hope

Date: May 13, 2018

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 1 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Hannah named him Samuel, for she said, ‘I have asked him of the Lord.’—1 Samuel 1:20   Prayer:  Holy One, we pray for you to settle our hearts and minds so we may hear your truth.  Bless this reading from your holy word and the

Image of God, III: The First

Date: April 22, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 21:8–21 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   So Abraham rose early in the morning, and took bread and a skin of water, and gave it to Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, along with the child, and sent her away. And she departed, and wandered about in the wilderness of

Famous Last Words, III: Behold

Date: February 25, 2018

Bible Text: John 19:25–27 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   When Jesus then saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, 'Woman, behold, your son!'    —John 19:26   It may seem a throw away line, but, words matter.  What we say fills the air with

Christus Paradox, II: Earthly Jesus, Cosmic Christ

Date: December 3, 2017

Bible Text: Philippians 2:5–13 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, —Philippians 2:5 This season our Advent worship is shaped by the hymn, Christus Paradox, we sang in response to Advent candle lighting and will conclude in response to this sermon.  As Bill introduced