Sermons

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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“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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From Exclusion to Inclusion

God’s inclusive and prodigal (extravagant, reckless) love seeks out those who are lost and welcomes them with open arms.  The parable of the Prodigal Son invites us to rejoice when others experience God’s inclusive,…

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What Do You Believe?

What Do You Believe?

Examining what we believe is important because our beliefs shape our thoughts, which dictate our actions.  Sometimes our beliefs change over time as we grow and are exposed to different ways of seeing the…

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