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Stewardship, VIII: Life at Its End

Date: November 10, 2019

Bible Text: I Thessalonians 5:1–11 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. let us put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.  —I Thessalonians 5:8 We conclude our series of the ways Christian faith calls us to steward all of what we are given. Today we will consider

Stewardship, II: Work

Date: September 23, 2019

Bible Text: Isaiah 40:12–31 |

Click here to listen to this sermon.   Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand and marked off the heavens with a span, enclosed the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales and the hills in balance? —Isaiah 40:12   Last week Bill

Bread from Heaven, II:
The Story of ‘And’

Date: August 11, 2019

Bible Text: I Kings 17:1–16 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. For thus says the Lord the God of Israel: The jar of meal will not be emptied and the jug of oil will not fail until the day that the Lord sends rain on the earth.  —I Kings 17:14   Holy God, you

Bread from Heaven, I:
Trusting in Man Hu

Date: August 4, 2019

Bible Text: Selected verses of Exodus 16 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Eternal God, you promised never to break your covenant with us. Amid all the words spoken, promises made and broken in our generation, speak your eternal Word that endures. Open our hearts and minds through these words of scripture to trust. Guide us to respond

This is Personal

Date: May 5, 2019

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Sunday, May 5 at 8 a.m. God, to whom shall we go?  You alone have the words to eternal life. Quiet in us any voice but yours that in hearing we may believe and in believing live as your son

See Him in Galilee

Date: April 21, 2019

Bible Text: Matthew 4:23–5:10; Matthew 28:1–10 |

Easter Sunrise Worship, Elder Park Beach, Winnetka Dear God, Centuries ago you startled the world by letting us see the strength of your love in the resurrected Christ.  His walk with us continues today in all the places of your world, Galilee, Jerusalem, Winnetka, and Chicago.    May we

A Wideness in God’s Mercy, VI: Do You Know My Name?

Date: April 7, 2019

Bible Text: John 12:1–11 |

Click here to listen to this sermon. Six days before the Passover Jesus came to Bethany, the home of Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. —John 12:1 Continuing in our sermon series, A Wideness in God’s Mercy, the lectionary reading takes us to the Gospel of John. The birth narrative

Brave New Light

Date: March 3, 2019

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Click here to listen to this sermon.   And while Jesus was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white.  —Luke 9:29 O God of mountaintop experiences and our companion through the valley, shine your light upon us as we seek to know your will through the

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,