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What does faith look like?

Jacob wrestles all night with a holy presence. He cannot win, but he will not let his opponent go until he gives Jacob his blessing.

A widow brings a case of injustice to the attention of a judge who neither fears God nor respects the people he is supposed to serve. But the widow refuses to let go, and returns to the court day after day seeking justice.

Mother Teresa experienced years of feeling that God was absent from her, yet through those years she continued to pour herself out in love for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Calcutta, India.

In times of anxiety, in the face of injustice, and grief, what does faith look like? What does faith look like in your life?

Accompanying scripture:

Genesis 32: 22-31
Luke 18:1-9

 

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Exiles, refugees, Samaritans and lepers…

God often speaks through people on the margins.
Are we listening?
Do we have eyes to see the Kingdom of God among us?

Accompanying scripture:
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Luke 17:11-19

 


Artist: Niels Larsen Stevns
Helbredelsen af den spedalske (Healing of the Leper)
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How Much More

When we pray, God promises to respond with God’s presence, whatever the outcome of the situation we are facing in this imperfect, broken world. Very often, we are the presence of God for one another.

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Word Five: Resurrection

God can bring new life out of those situations in which it appears that all is lost.  However, that seldom happens without our participation.

Accompanying scripture references:
Isaiah 43:1 – 7
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

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Word Two: Grace

As with Mary, God chooses to look upon each of us with favor, with grace. However, that does not mean we are God’s favorites.

Accompanying scripture references:
Micah 5:2 – 5
Luke 1:39 – 55

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Word One: Hope

Hope is not the end of the spiritual journey.  If there is to be a journey at all, hope comes at the beginning, carrying us through even when all seems lost.

Accompanying scripture references:
Malachi 3:1 – 4
Luke 1:68 – 79
Luke 3:1 – 6

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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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