Sermons tagged with ‘Reflection’

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The days are surely coming… sermon from 12/2/18

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In worship we were greeted with lessons and hymns that, while fitting for Advent, are not in keeping with our social state. Our lessons spoke of waiting and trusting that God’s providence was already present and would continue to be present. All we need to do is look for God’s fingerprints and footprints to recognize […]

Our offering is a sacramental act – sermon from 11/11/18

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Today was also a day to pause and remember those who serve faithfully to help others know the grace of God – often without knowing it. Today is also a reminder of the power of faithful generosity and charity for our community and for our church. As we gathered for worship we had an opportunity […]

God’s presence leads change – sermon from 10/28/18

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Our worship journey included the next installment of our conversation about finding God’s plan and sharing God’s presence with our world. Bartimaeus was so touched by the possibility present in Jesus that he threw off all the things that provided him comfort and safety to follow Jesus and spread the Good News of God to […]

Our requests from God may bring change – sermon for 10/21/19

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As we gathered for worship we offered prayers for healing and listened to stories about God’s interaction and response to humans who are “full of themselves”. God responded to Job, not question for question, but asked Job to remember the details of the everyday are beyond Job’s comprehension, so the monumental will often make less […]

What must I do to inherit eternal life – sermon from 10/14/18

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Worship and scripture peaked our interest this morning. We covered the ground from Job still demanding an audience with God – even though he knew he could never find God; to a reminder that God isn’t simply something from back then – rather that God and God’s spirit are vibrant and active in the world […]

The church’s product is true relationship – sermon from 10/7/18

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In worship, we heard the prologue to Job’s story and the second interaction with ha-satan (the accuser) and God. We also heard the writer of Hebrews remind his audience that the truth is found at their formation (and at the formation of all creation). Mark did speak about divorce and the children being welcome and […]

Without prayer we can do nothing – Sermon for 9/30/18

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Today in worship we wrapped up 5 weeks in James coupled with a reading from Esther. Ironically, the King (Ahasuerus) asked Esther to tell him what she wanted “even to half of his kingdom” which was a segue into the reading from James. James invites us to trust the power of prayer, following his statement […]