Sermons

God’s Armor

The Apostle Paul uses the metaphor of the armor of God as our way as Christ-followers to confront and disarm the powers and principalities at work in the world.  Rich Villodas reminds us that…

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Demons in Disguise

The presence of evil in our world has a spiritual dimension, and there is a battle between the forces of good manifested through God as revealed in Jesus, and “principalities and powers” that manifest…

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Suffering and Hope

The transition from suffering to hope is possible when God is in our lives and when God’s love is in our hearts.  An excellent example of this is the forgiveness and grace shown by…

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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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