Christ’s Call To Kenosis

Speaker: Pastor Stephen “Tig” Intagliata Bible Passage:    Philippians 2:1-11 Summary:  On Palm Sunday and through the events leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus embodies the spirit of kenosis, yielding and submitting to God’s…

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The Resurrection of Dead Ends

The Resurrection of Dead Ends

Mary Magdalene’s story reminds us that with Jesus, there are no dead ends.  With Jesus’ resurrection, there is always hope for a path to new life.  The same power and love that reconciles us…

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What Does This Mean?

Like those on the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was poured out, we ask “What does this mean for the Church today?” Let us keep working to “catch up” to the Holy…

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Commas and Cornelius

Peter’s encounter with Cornelius was a breakthrough in the inclusion of Gentiles into the early Church, which began as a Jewish community which obeyed Jewish purity and cleanliness laws. God put a comma where…

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Beach Breakfast Reckoning

Jesus and his disciple Peter had a “reckoning” on the beach, where Jesus asks Peter “Do you love me?”  and tells him to “Feed my sheep.”  Even though Peter denied Jesus in the Garden…

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“I Have Seen the Lord!”

Mary Magdalene was the first witness to the risen Jesus.  She was one of Jesus’ most devoted followers because of the love he had shown her, such as freeing her from the demons that…

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From Scarcity to Abundance

Mary’s anointing Jesus’ feet with expensive perfume was an act of extravagant love.  It challenges us Mennonites who value frugality and resourcefulness to be extravagant and generous in loving others. Speaker: Pastor Stephen “Tig”…

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