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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

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

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

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

Through the Storm

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Sermon (August 10, 2014): Through the Storm

There are times when being outside the boat is not a scary adventure, but just plain scary. At those most challenging times, God is with us, ready to reach out a hand and pull us out of the waves.

Preaching: Rev. Shannon Anderson

Scripture readings:
Genesis 37: 1–4, 12–28; Psalm 105; Romans 10:5 – 15; Matthew 14:22 – 31

Blessings

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Blessings

Do we live differently because we have received the blessing of grace through faith, or do we take it for granted?

Preaching: Rev. Amy Sevimli

Scripture readings:
Genesis 32:22 – 31; Psalm 17:1 – 7, 15; Romans 9:1 -5; Matthew 14:13 – 21

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