Sermons

3-24-2019 Seek the Lord

Isaiah 55:1-9New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) An Invitation to Abundant Life 55 Ho, everyone who thirsts,     come to the waters; and you that have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,     and your labor for…

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3-17-2019 Do not be Afraid

Genesis 15:1-12 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) God’s Covenant with Abram 15 After these things the word of the Lordcame to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O Lord God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my…

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2-17-2019 God’s Unique Value System

Luke 6:17-26 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jesus Teaches and Heals 17 He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, Jerusalem, and the coast of Tyre and Sidon. 18 They had come to hear him and to be healed of…

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2-10-2019 Unbeatable Power: Grace of God

Luke 5:1-11 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) Jesus Calls the First Disciples 5 Once while Jesus was standing beside the lake of Gennesaret, and the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, 2 he saw two boats there at the shore of the lake; the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their…

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2-3-2019 All You Need is Love

1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) 31 But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still more excellent way. The Gift of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have…

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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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