Sermons

The Inefficiency of the Resurrection

May 12, 2019
12 May 2019

Acts 9: 36-42

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

Many come to believe in Christ through Peter’s command to Tabitha to “Get up.”. We can read about this miracle from our history of faith, and learn that somehow, this resurrection is for us, too. But it’s not enough to simply recognize it, see it, or know about it. This story shows us how to live like we believe in resurrection, confident that God will bring new life where there is only death.

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The Original ‘Come to Jesus’ Moment

May 5, 2019
05 May 2019

Acts 9: 1-20; Revelation 5: 11-14

By Rev. Jody Andrade

The story of Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus is dramatic. Do we need to search MapQuest for Damascus Road so we can encounter Jesus?

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Nothing but Net

April 28, 2019
28 Apr 2019

John 20: 19-31; Acts 5: 27-32

By Rev. Jody Andrade

If you have doubts, you are in good company with all of the disciples. However, we are Easter people. Jesus urges us to focus on and put our energy behind hope.

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Looking for the Living Among the Dead

April 21, 2019
21 Apr 2019

Isaiah 65: 17-25; Luke 24: 1-12

by Rev. Joel Alvis

The women at the tomb were asked: Why do you look for the living among the dead? Yes, why do we, still? Sometimes even when we have it all figured out, we meet someone at a difficult place and they let us know that the power of life in the resurrection is not just about the life hereafter, it is about the life we have now.

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Cultivating Stones to Sing

April 14, 2019
14 Apr 2019

Psalm 118: 1-2, 19-29; Luke 19: 28-40

Rev. Joel Alvis

Jesus tole the Pharisees that the stones could sing praise if no one else did during the Palm Parade. What would the stones sing or say Friday morning?

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Cultivating Love

April 7, 2019
07 Apr 2019

John 12: 1-8

By Rev. Jennie Sankey

The fragrance of extravagant love invites us all in to love Christ and our neighbor deeply.

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Leaving Home, Coming Back

March 31, 2019
31 Mar 2019

Isaiah 43: 1-5, 15-19; Luke 15: 1-3, 11-32

By Rev. Joel Alvis

We leave home in many ways for many reasons. Yet we can find a way to return where there will be enough.

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What Do Fruit and Fertilizer Have in Common?

March 24, 2019
24 Mar 2019

Isaiah 55:1-9; Luke 13:1-9

By Rev. Joel Alvis

“ . .  let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it.  If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” -Luke 13:8-9

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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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