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You Are Blessed

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Is it possible that we already saints, made so by God?

Sermon (November 1, 2015): You Are Blessed

Accompanying scripture:
Isaiah 25:6 – 9 
Revelation 21:1-6a
Matthew 5:1 – 12

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Roadblocks to the Kingdom

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We run into many roadblocks as we attempt to follow Jesus, and most of them are of the mind and of the will.

Sermon (October 11, 2015): Roadblocks to the Kingdom

Accompanying scripture references:
Amos 5:6 – 7, 10 – 15
Mark 10:17 – 31

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Touched By God

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The visit of Pope Francis shows how deeply people long to be touched by God. Testimony offered by David Bleich.

Sermon (September 27, 2015): Touched by God

Accompanying scripture readings:
James 5:13-20
Luke 8:43 – 48

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Love, Actually

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God’s presence comes to us through ordinary human experiences.

Sermon (August 30, 2015): Love, Actually

Accompanying scripture references:
Song of Solomon 2:8 – 13, Mark 7:1 – 8, 14 – 15, 21 – 23 

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Do You Also Want to Leave?

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Sermon (August 23, 2015): Do You Also Want to Leave?

Many of Jesus’ followers are abandoning him, then as today.  HIs question to his closest disciples is one also addressed to us today: “Do you also want to go away?”

Accompanying Gospel text: John 6:56 – 69
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Secrets

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Secrets hurt us in so many ways.  Jesus gives us the courage to see and speak the truth.

Sermon (August 16, 2015): Secrets

Accompanying Gospel text: Matthew 10:24 – 33

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Coming Home

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We all want to feel comfortable going home, but pain and misunderstanding can make that difficult. The Gospel shows us the way of grace and repentance that makes homecoming possible.

Sermon (August 9, 2015): Coming Home

Accompanying Gospel text: Luke 15:1 – 3, 11b – 32

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Abide in God’s Love

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Sermon (May 10, 2015): Abide in God’s Love

You are the one Jesus loves. God’s grace is always with you. As one of God’s children, you are not alone.

Accompanying Gospel text: John 15:9 – 17

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Hope and Healing: But Not Yet

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Sermon (March 22, 2015): Hope and Healing: But Not Yet

There is no shortcut through many of the forms of suffering we  encounter and endure in this life.  Healing is promised: but sometimes it takes a long time.

Accompanying Gospel text: John 12:20 – 33

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The Cross Way

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Sermon (March 1, 2015): The Cross Way

In the end our calling means a way of living we choose on a daily basis, intent on following Jesus and the way he lived, as best we can.

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

Accompanying Gospel text: Mark 8:31 – 38

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