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.
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.
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.
Job offers us a unique style of scripture this week: poetry. Through his lyrical words, he paints a picture of new life and hope, even in the midst of suffering. How can Job hold this tension of hope and suffering, death and new life? Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam considers how we too can find hope amidst the unexpected tensions of life.
This week as we continue our sermon series on Job, we find him in a very dark place. Job’s circumstances are extreme, and yet his despair and darkness are not all that removed from the suffering that can slip into our lives and our world today. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we can take a cue from Job on coping with and addressing our laments.
This week we find the Corinthians debating the possibility of resurrection. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how confronting death and contemplating our own non-existence is a bleak affair – like staring into the abyss – but God’s promise of new life remains.
In this week’s readings, we learn of Paul writing to the people of Corinth, concerned with the divisions among the followers of Jesus. Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam discusses how despite the many divisions that remain among us today – physical, philosophical and political – we are united as one body through Christ.
With Jesus’ resurrection, his disciples then wonder, what’s next? Intern Pastor Miriam explores how we too are wondering what’s next and invites us to bear witness to the ways God is at work all around us during this challenging time.
Intern Pastor Miriam reflects on how this Easter – as strange, different, and depressing in the midst of COVID-19 it may be – is actually probably very similar to the very first Easter so many years ago.
This week we read how Jesus tells the scribes, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Listen as Intern Pastor Miriam shares how our definition of neighbor has grown and even though we must keep our distance during these difficult times, God’s love doesn’t have to.