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God’s Promise to Abraham

This week we hear God’s promise to Abram (who will soon become Abraham) at a time when it seems Abram’s been waiting forever for it to come true and circumstances make it seem impossible. Listen as Pastor Kate explores the ways God provides answers and hope when we are faced with the disappointment of empty promises in our lives today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Genesis 15:1-6, Luke 3:8

God’s Promise to Abraham
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Creation and Fall

This week we return to our roots: the roots of creation. As we hear the story of Genesis 2, we watch God create a profound, beautifully “good” creation. But after creation comes the fall, leaving us with this tension: we are like God in many ways, and we are profoundly not like God in our creatureliness and finitude. Listen as Bishop Leila Ortiz explores the ways we are called to trust in God’s love in the face of the temptations and challenges in our lives today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Genesis 2:4b-7, 15-17; 3:1-8, Luke 11:4

Creation and Fall

 
 
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Getting Along

Whenever two or more are gathered…it can be hard to get along. While this isn’t quite what Jesus says to his disciples in this week’s readings, it certainly does seem to be a fact of life for us. Jesus talks about listening: Listening to those we disagree with, to those who have wronged us, and to those we have wronged. How well do we listen? Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how to move forward when we haven’t heard.

Accompanying Scripture:
Ezekiel 33:7-11, Matthew 18:15-20

Getting Along
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Times of Trial

“God doesn’t give us more than we can handle.” It’s a go-to saying for many when we’re unsure of how to help soothe a friend or family member in distress. Listen as Pastor Kate dives into that phrase and the request that we ask of God, to “save us from the time of trial,” in the Lord’s prayer.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 130, Matthew 6:9-13

Times of Trial
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Forgiveness

In the versions of the Lord’s Prayer we know, “debts” often gets translated as “trespasses” or “sins.” As we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, Intern Pastor Miriam explores what it means to trespass against God, and how forgiveness comes to us even in the midst of a perpetually sin-filled world.

Accompanying Scripture:
Numbers 14:19-24, Matthew 6:9-13

Forgiveness
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Daily Bread

How many loaves of bread have you baked during this pandemic? As we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, listen as Pastor Kate explores the part in which we ask God to give us our daily bread and what that means, especially now in this uncertain time.

Accompanying Scripture:
Exodus 16:13-21, Matthew 6:9-13

Daily Bread
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Your Kingdom Come

As we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores the kind of kingdom Jesus had in mind when he teaches his disciples to pray, “your kingdom come.” Spoiler alert: It’s not quite what they expected.

Accompanying Scripture:
Psalm 103:1-5, 19-22, Matthew 6:9-13

Your Kingdom Come
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Our Father in Heaven

This week we began our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, a prayer given to us by Jesus, full of words to say when we just don’t know what we’re doing or find ourselves at a loss for what to say. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores why prayer matters, who we’re praying to and if God is listening.

Accompanying Scripture:
Romans 8:12-17, Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father in Heaven
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Be Brave

After Job loses everything and then is blessed by God, it almost seems as if the rest of his life is lived happily ever after. But that just doesn’t seem to be the way the world works. Pastor Kate explores the notion of happily ever after in the aftermath of tragedy and our call to be brave.

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 42:1-17

Be Brave
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