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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Hallowed be Your Name

What is God’s celebrity? This week as we continue our sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer, Pastor Kate explores the “hallowed be your name” portion and how it extends to us today.

Accompanying Scripture:
Romans 11:11-16, Matthew 6:9-13

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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

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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

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Expansive Care

As we near the end of our sermon series on Job, we are reminded of the expansive care God offers to all of creation. Like Job, our sufferings can cause us to turn inward, to ask for the spotlight to stay on us. But God is big enough to recognize our needs while still caring for the rest of the world around us. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we are called to be part of creation, rather than the focal point of creation. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 38:25-27, 41:1-8, 42:1-6, Matthew 6:25-33

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A Shift in Perspective

For a few weeks now, we’ve been following the story of Job and the cosmic bet between God and the Satan that placed Job in the middle. We’ve heard how his life was destroyed and everything he had, his house, possessions, and family are lost and the aftermath of that as Job contends with his grief. This week, Job confronts God and asks for an accounting, and God responds. Listen as Pastor Kate explores how God’s answer has the potential for a change of perspective. 

Accompanying Scripture:
Job 31:35-37, 38:1-11, John 1: 1-5

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