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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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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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