Sermons

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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From Fear to Compassion

Like a mother hen chases her chicks to gather them under her wing, God is always moving toward to the world in love.  Knowing this helps us to not let being scared stop us…

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From Security to Generosity

Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness shows us how to resist the world’s false securities in power, privilege and possessions, which lead to holding onto what we have.  When we trust God as Jesus did…

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Pardon the Interruption

Prevailing trends in our society and churches claim that violence is inconsequential, inevitable, and not that bad of an option.  The biblical view is that violence is not condoned.  As followers of Jesus, we…

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Crying, Healing, and Rejoicing

Crying, Healing, and Rejoicing

In today’s age of polarization, misinformation, mass incarceration, police violence movements for equality — and backlash against those struggles for equality — what can we take away from Luke’s blessings and woes?  In the…

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King of Kings

Called to Belong to Christ

Our society teaches us that we belong solely to ourselves, and while this can seem freeing, we are burdened with constantly trying to respond to the question “Who am I?”.   A better question to…

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When You Lose Your Privileges

When You Lose Your Privileges

Jesus’ Jewish hometown crowd wanted to throw him off a cliff because he challenged their belief that they had privileged status with God over the Gentiles.  But in God’s Kingdom, there are no favorites,…

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