Sermons

1-27-2019 Let us Celebrate our Fruitfulness

Luke 4:14-21 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Beginning of the Galilean Ministry 14 Then Jesus, filled with the power of the Spirit, returned to Galilee, and a report about him spread through all the surrounding country. 15 He began to teach in their synagogues and was praised by everyone. The Rejection of Jesus at Nazareth 16 When he came…

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1-13-2019 Living your Baptism

Luke 3:15-17 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 15 As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, 16 John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie…

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1-20-2019 Let us Stay United

1 Corinthians 12:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Spiritual Gifts 12 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers and sisters, I do not want you to be uninformed. 2 You know that when you were pagans, you were enticed and led astray to idols that could not speak. 3 Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking by the Spirit of God ever…

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1-6-2019 Learning from the Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Visit of the Wise Men 2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come…

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12-30-2018 Christians need to grow with God

Luke 2:41-52 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Boy Jesus in the Temple 41 Now every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the festival of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up as usual for the festival. 43 When the festival was ended and they started to return, the boy Jesus stayed behind in…

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12-23-2018 Nothing will be impossible with Christ’s Love in God

Luke 1:39-45 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Mary Visits Elizabeth 39 In those days Mary set out and went with haste to a Judean town in the hill country, 40 where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the child leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and exclaimed…

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12-16-2018 Rejoice in the Lord

Zephaniah 3:14-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) A Song of Joy 14 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;     shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart,     O daughter Jerusalem! 15 The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,     he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;     you shall fear disaster no…

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12-9-2018 Prepare the way of the Lord

Luke 3:1-6 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Proclamation of John the Baptist 3 In the fifteenth year of the reign of Emperor Tiberius, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was ruler of Galilee, and his brother Philip ruler of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias ruler of Abilene, 2 during the high priesthood of Annas and…

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12-2-2018 Real Gift of Christmas

Luke 21:25-36 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) The Coming of the Son of Man 25 “There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars, and on the earth distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and the waves. 26 People will faint from fear and foreboding of what is coming upon the world,…

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11-25-2018 Christ is the King

John 18:33-37 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 33 Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” 35 Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed…

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