Sermons

Cultivating the Good News

March 17, 2019
17 Mar 2019

Luke 13: 31-35

By Rev. Jody Andrade

The Bible contains more than 31,000 verses. Which verses speak to you? This Lenten season, let’s let go of fear and cultivate the Good News in Jesus Christ.

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Wandering Ancestors

March 10, 2019
10 Mar 2019

Deuteronomy 26: 1-11; Luke 4: 1-13

By Rev. Joel L. Alvis

During Lent, we recall the ancestors of our faith and how their actions are relevant to the way we handle new opportunities today. We need to cultivate new practices and let go of things that have outlived their usefulness. Otherwise, you can be sure that nothing will change.

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Choosing to Whom We Should Listen

March 3, 2019
03 Mar 2019

Exodus 34: 29-35; Luke 9: 28-36

By Rev. Joel L. Alvis

The test of listening is not what we find motivating or encouraging or argumentative or beautiful. The test of listening is what we do with what we hear.

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A Level Place

February 24, 2019
24 Feb 2019

Jeremiah 17: 5-10; Luke 6: 17-26

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

Jesus looks us in the eye and shows us how to look: not down on someone from our place of privilege, or up to someone in humility and shame, but how to look sideways. If we learn to look sideways more often, perhaps we’ll see God, right there in our neighbor.

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Catching…or Getting Caught

February 17, 2019
17 Feb 2019

Isaiah 6: 1-13; Luke 5: 1-11

By Rev. Joel L. Alvis

Being caught can be an unpleasant experience. Yet Jesus asks us to be caught so we can share grace, joy, hope and love.

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Let’s Get This Bread

February 10, 2019
10 Feb 2019

1 Corinthians 12: 12-27

Youth Sunday

By High School Seniors, Jillian Zinn and Anna Steingruber

Just as there are many indispensable ingredients that go into baking a loaf of bread, each part of our body has an essential function. The same is true for the Body of Christ. As individuals, we make up a small part of a larger whole. But, we must strive to recognize and use our unique strengths and limitations to help serve the larger whole. All parts must come together to form an alliance work peacefully together as one.

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Put Words in My Mouth

February 3, 2019
03 Feb 2019

Jeremiah 1: 4-10; Luke 4: 21-30

By Rev. Joel Alvis

God put the Word, the Messiah made flesh, to live among us. God’s Word changes the way we see and hear and live in the world. And God’s Word can come among us and inhabit our hearts and minds and souls.

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Word!

January 27, 2019
27 Jan 2019

Psalm 19; Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 4-6, 8-10; Luke 4: 14-21

By Rev. Jody Andrade

God’s word for us: how do we receive it? And what do we do once we have it?

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Different Gifts, Same Spirit

January 20, 2019
20 Jan 2019

1 Corinthians 12: 1-11

By Rev. Joel Alvis

Proprioception is the ability of the body to sense where it is. The body of Christ, the Church, has its own ability to do this. As part of the body, we each have our part to contribute to the wellbeing of the whole body.

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What is the Spirit Saying?

January 13, 2019
13 Jan 2019

Acts 8: 26-40

Baptism of the Lord

By Rev. Joel Alvis

“What is to prevent me from being baptized?” (Acts 8:36)

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