Growing Up Spiritually
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Growing Up Spiritually

Today’s theme is about growing up and becoming mature in our faith and spirituality. Stick around after worship for a moving, uplifting organ concert by our own Ed Kapsha. Click here to watch the service.

Blessed Weeds
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Blessed Weeds

THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 19, 2020 MATTHEW 13: 24-30 Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads,...

Working the Soil
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Working the Soil

THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 12, 2020 MATTHEW 13: 1-9, 18-23 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. Such great crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat there, while the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many things...

Yoked
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Yoked

THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JULY 5, 2020 MATTHEW 11: 16-19; 25-30 “But to what will I compare this generation? It is like children sitting in the marketplaces and calling to one another, “We played the flute for you, and you did not dance; we wailed, and you did not mourn.’ For John came neither...

Getting Our Priorities In Order
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Getting Our Priorities In Order

THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 21, 2020 MATTHEW 10: 24-39 A disciple is not above the teacher, nor a slave above the master; it is enough for the disciple to be like the teacher, and the slave like the master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will...

Beyond Our Tribe
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Beyond Our Tribe

THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JUNE 14, 2020 MATTHEW 9: 35-10: 8 Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep...

How Is Christ With Us?
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How Is Christ With Us?

Today's focus is friendship.

Jesus says, “I no longer call you servants. Instead, I have called you friends. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit. This is my command: love each other….”

The nuanced meaning in Jesus’ words is that we begin relationship by serving, but then we move to friends. It is not giver and receiver—it is we are in this thing called life together and, we who are in Christ, move from being those who serve to those who befriend the neighbor.

When Darkness Descends
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When Darkness Descends

The Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost LUKE 21: 5-19 And while some were speaking of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, he said, “As for these things that you see, the days will come when there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”...

If You Spot It, You Got It
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If You Spot It, You Got It

THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST JAMES 2:8-13 LUKE 6: 37-42 If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right. But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. For whoever keeps the whole law and yet stumbles at just...

Who’s the Honky?
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Who’s the Honky?

THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST SEPTEMBER 29, 2019 LUKE 16: 19-31 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the...