Sermons

The Cycle of Thanks and Healing

October 13, 2019
13 Oct 2019

2 Kings 5: 9-15c; Luke 17: 11-19

What is the difference between being healed and being made well? Does your relationship with Christ go more than skin deep?

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Our Faith Family

October 6, 2019
06 Oct 2019

2 Timothy 1:1-14; Habakkuk 2: 1-4

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

Our family of faith is filled with people who bring different backgrounds, perspectives, and support into our lives. Christ invites us to widen this family, scooting over and making room for more at the table.

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No More To Do With It

October 2, 2019
02 Oct 2019

(Jeremiah 32: 1-3, 6-15)

By Rev. Paul Roberts, Sr.

This sermon is about God’s call and the appropriate response of God’s people when faced with circumstances of absence, neglect, and abandonment.

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Today I’ll Choose Joy

September 22, 2019
22 Sep 2019

1 Timothy 2: 1-17; Luke 16: 1-14

By Rev. Jody Andrade

Can wealth buy certainty?

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The Joy of Being Found

September 15, 2019
15 Sep 2019

Luke 15: 1-10

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

While the parables of the “Lost Sheep” and the “Lost Coin” feature things that are lost, they are really about the One who finds them. God is like a shepherd who will seek the one missing sheep and God is like a woman who turns her house over looking for a lost coin. When we build our lives around the good news of being found by God, joy overflows.

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Even More Than I Say

September 8, 2019
08 Sep 2019

Philemon 1: 1-21

By Rev. Jody Andrade

Society may teach us that when we get things, we receive joy. Christ says just the opposite. It is only when we give ourselves away that we can live fully. Paul exemplifies this in his letter to Philemon, by showing radical hospitality to the former slave, Onesimus, forging a new relationship based on personal sacrifice.

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There Is No Y’all in All

September 1, 2019
01 Sep 2019

Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16; Jeremiah 2: 4-13

By Rev. Jody Andrade

Because “all y’all” are made in God’s image, no one is excluded from drinking deeply from the fountain of life.

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Praying Standing

August 25, 2019
25 Aug 2019

Luke 13: 10-17

By Dr. Rev. Anna Carter Florence

This story in Luke’s gospel is about how Jesus healed a woman who was doubled over, crippled for eighteen years. It is also a story about rules of conduct and choreography: what we are and aren’t allowed to do in church; what is and isn’t allowed on the sabbath. But what if the rules take over? What if they become more important than the prayer itself? Jesus has some things to show us about the rules we set for ourselves.

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And Then What Happened?

August 18, 2019
18 Aug 2019

Hebrews 11:29-12: 2; Micah 6: 6-8

By Rev. Jody Andrade

Sure, we hear God’s word in Jesus, scripture and sermon . . . but how do we respond to ensure the Word is essential to our lives as Christians?

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What is God’s Word for You Today?

August 11, 2019
11 Aug 2019

Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 and Psalm 50: 1-8, 22-23

By Rev. Jody Andrade

In this second installment of the series “The Whys of Worship” we ask three questions: “What is God’s word? Why is God’s word the center of worship? What is God’s word for me today?”

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