From Shoulder to Shoulder to Face to Face

Hebrews 10:24-25 January 17, 2021 To “spur one another” is an interesting concept to say the least. The Greek word transliterated “paroxysmon” means to produce short term discomfort in order to stimulate movement or growth. It works well with animals, but it does not sound fun for humans. Yet, this is exactly the process that […]

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From Back to Back to Shoulder to Shoulder

Matthew 9:35-38 Christmas is ultimately the celebration of the arrival of Emmanuel, “God with us.” In other words, while humanity was lost and with their backs quite literally to God. Christ came to restore our relationship with God and each other. If this is true, then the process of discipleship can be understood as moving […]

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Living the celebration

January 3, 2021 Ephesians 1:3-14 We’re wrapping up Christmas this week. Some may have already packed everything away; others may still be sitting in the glow of the lights and tinsel. But the goal isn’t to shuffle it all away, but rather to embrace the fullness of the community that we have become – incorporating […]

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Welcoming the Guest

December 24, 2020   Luke 2:8-20 What a feeling of celebration, what a joy that all this anticipation has come to a kind of fruition. There is no question that change in the world comes around us because of this event. Transformation always takes longer than we think it should. And it often begins with something […]

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Welcoming the Guest

December 24, 2020   Luke 2:8-20 What a feeling of celebration, what a joy that all this anticipation has come to a kind of fruition. There is no question that change in the world comes around us because of this event. Transformation always takes longer than we think it should. And it often begins with something […]

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Waiting on the Threshold

December 20, 2020 2 Chronicles 7:1-3,  Luke 1:26-38 God wants his home in your home, in the living rooms and kitchens and playrooms and bedrooms of your life. God calls to us at Christmas and says, “Greetings, favored ones! I’m coming home, coming home for Christmas. Is there room for me in your crowded, busy lives? […]

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Deck the Halls

December 13, 2020 Isaiah 61:1-4   God comes to people who are desperate and tells them to decorate? It doesn’t seem right. It doesn’t seem enough. Decorations are nice and all, but they hardly serve to make things better. They hardly can be counted on to change the world. Can they? Why do we bother, in […]

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Clean up crew

December 6, 2020 Mark 1:1-8   It is one thing to notice that there is work to be done. It is quite another one to determine that you are the one who needs to do that work! This week’s worship is about commitment. How might we be about the business of lifting valleys and bringing […]

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This place is a mess!

November 29, 2020 Mark 13:24-37 Perhaps more than any year before, we are ready for Christmas! So let the excitement grow; let the buzz be felt. As adults, however, we know that there is work to be done before the season can really get underway. Company Is Coming! We must be ready to receive the […]

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Give Thanks

November 22, 2020 Ezra3:10-13 “What do I have to be thankful for?” For many of us this is going to be a difficult question to answer in our minds and spirits as this coming Thursday draws near. This year has clearly been an extremely difficult one for most in our community and around the world. […]

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