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When “Yes” Turns to “No”

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Sermon (February 22, 2015): When “Yes” Turns to “No”

Part of our calling is to try to discern the will of God in the various situations of our life, but sometime what looks like a “no” can become a “yes,” and sometimes what looks like a “yes” can become a “no.”

Third in a four-part sermon series, “The Cost and Call of Discipleship.”

Accompanying Gospel text: Mark 1:9 – 15

When “Yes” Turns to “No”

 
 
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When the Going Gets Tough

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Sermon (February 1, 2015): When the Going Gets Tough

While a new sense of call is in many ways exhilarating, sometimes the challenge can seem daunting.

Second in a four-part sermon series, “The Cost and Call of Discipleship.”

Accompanying Gospel text: Mark 1:21 – 28

When the Going Gets Tough

 
 
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Daring to Say, “Yes”

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Sermon (January 25, 1025): Daring to Say, “Yes”

There are many ways in which God calls us, and the first task is understand what those ways are, and then to dare to say “yes.”

First in a four-part sermon series, “The Cost and Call of Discipleship.”

Accompanying Gospel text: Mark 1:14 – 20

Daring to Say, “Yes”

 
 
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Fifth in a five-part series, “Why Christianity?”

While I can experience spirituality alone, following Jesus in a life of love and compassion requires community, bringing the world the hope we have found in Christ.

Sermon (November 2, 2014): For All the Saints: Why Church and Why Hope?

Scripture readings:
Revelation 7:9 – 17; Psalm 27:13 – 14; 1 John 3:1 – 3; Matthew 5:1 – 12

For All the Saints: Why Church and Why Hope?

 
 
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What Difference Does it Make?

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Faith as Trust replaces Positive Thinking; Hope replaces Optimism; and a Deep and Abiding Love replaces Sentimentality.

Sermon (October 12, 2014): What Difference Does it Make?

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 25:1 – 9; Psalm 23; 1 Corinthians 13; John 6:63 – 69

What Difference Does it Make?

 
 
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And What’s This About a Holy Spirit?

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Third in a five-part series, “Why Christianity?”

God’s Spirit keeps Jesus close to us, reminding us of what he taught and did.

Sermon (October 5, 2014): And What’s This About a Holy Spirit?

Scripture readings:
Exodus 20:1–4, 7–9, 12–20; Acts 2:37-47; John 14:15-21, 25-27, 16:4b-7

And What’s This About a Holy Spirit?

 
 
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Saved from What – for What?

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We are saved from the anxiety of believing that we are ultimately alone, and our lives are without meaning and purpose. We are saved for the “abundant” life of friendship, community and love God intended for us.

Sermon (September 21, 2014): Saved from What – for What?

Scripture readings:
Jonah 3:10 — 4:11; Philippians 1:21 – 30; John 10:7 – 15

Saved from What – for What?

 
 
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Why Jesus?

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Sermon (September 14, 2014): Why Jesus?

In this first in a five-part sermon series, entitled “Why Christian?”, we look at the unique things we learn about God from Jesus, asking, “Are these values worth hanging our lives upon?”

Accompanying Gospel text: John 3:13 – 17

Why Jesus?

 
 
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Who is Christ for You?

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Sermon (August 24, 2014): Who is Christ for You?

Christ means different things to different people. Here are three ways in which Christ has worked in the lives of others, as faith, hope and love.

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 51:1 – 6, Psalm 138, Romans 12:1 – 8, Matthew 16:13 – 20

Who is Christ for You?

 
 
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Love Never Gives Up

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Sermon (August 17, 2014): Love Never Gives Up

A mother argues with Jesus, convincing him to heal her daughter. In her persistent love we see an example of the kind of love needed to stand with people through all struggles, including the kind of depression Robin Williams and so many other suffer from.

Scripture readings:
Isaiah 56:1, 6 – 8; Psalm 67; Romans 11:1 – 2a, 29 – 32; Matthew 15:21 – 28

Love Never Gives Up

 
 
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