Table Talks by Rev. Dr. Jeff Moore

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“God’s Trying To Get To Me…Through You!” (3-12-17)

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Genesis 12:1-4a     “God’s Trying To Get To Me…Through You!”  (Jeff Moore, preaching)   “Leave home, everything and everyone you know, and go to a place I’ll show you.”  God sending Abram was about a lot more than just Abram, just as God sending you is about a lot more than just you.  Here in this […]

“Defense Against the Dark Arts” 02-26-17

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“Defense Against the Dark Arts”  (Jeff Moore, preaching)  Luke 10:1-18      Here’s a story about demons submitting and Satan falling from the sky.  A real defense against the dark arts adventure.  What incredibly powerful, magical, spiritual weapons did these wizard-like disciples use to accomplish such a thing?  Jesus sent 70 out into the world and told […]

“Jesus Always Said, Neighbor Is As Neighbor Does” (2-5-17)

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Luke 10:25-37   “Jesus Always Said, Neighbor Is As Neighbor Does” Jeff Moore, preaching Jesus’ story does what all his parables seem to do.  It turns our questions upside down.  “Who is my neighbor?” is a question clearly looking for a list of insiders and outsiders.  “So, Jesus, is my neighbor near, far, black, white, straight, […]

“Baby Jesus and Baby New Year Grow up Fast!” (1-8-17)

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“Baby Jesus and Baby New Year Grow up Fast!” Isaiah 42:1-9 After all the celebrations of Christmas and the New Year, all of the talk of babies and fresh starts and hope and new beginnings, we are immediately confronted with God’s true purpose of establishing justice in the world.  God’s servant  (the Gospels see Jesus […]

“What Mary Knew About God” (12-11-16)

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“What Mary Knew About God”   (Jeff Moore, preaching)   Luke 1:46-55 Mary knew about God’s mercy.  She knew that God scatters the proud and their thoughts.  She knew that God lowers the powerful and lifts up the lowly.  She knew that God fills up the hungry with good things.  Mary knew that this God – […]

Ain’t Gonna Study War No More (11-27-16)

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Isaiah 2:1-5   First Sunday of Advent Advent begins today and (spoiler alert!) we’re waiting for something that’s already here.  As Christians we proclaim Jesus as the Prince of Peace, and yet we seem surrounded by war and conflict and oppression.  We live in this constant and difficult tension – some call it, “already and not […]

“A HI-SEAS IV Church: (Living the Promise Now)” (11-13-16)

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“A HI-SEAS IV Church: (Living the Promise Now)”  Isaiah 65:17-25 Someday…  Someday I’ll eat well, clean my room, spend more time with my family, finish my book…  Someday people will live justly, honor God and one another, and live in peace.  If we believe this vision from Isaiah 65 is truly God’s intention for humanity, […]

“What’s So Great About God?” (11-6-16)

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“What’s So Great About God?”  Psalm 145 (esp. vss. 8-16) Remember praying, “God is great.  God is good…”?  God’s greatness is deeply connected to God’s goodness.  How is God good?  Here in Psalm 145 we have an important portion of God’s resume.  Think of all the things we could say about God: “biggest,” “most powerful,” […]

“Let the Children Come to Me” (10-30-16)

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“Let the Children Come to Me”    (Jeff Moore, preaching)   LINKS/YOUTH Service Luke 18:15-17 People were bringing even infants to him that he might touch them; and when the disciples saw it, they sternly ordered them not to do it. But Jesus called for them and said, “Let the little children come to me, and do […]

”What Is Completely Free, But Can Cost You Everything?” (10-23-16)

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”What Is Completely Free, But Can Cost You Everything?”  Luke 19:1-10 Trusting God and following Jesus challenges us to let go of so much – fear, presuppositions, dishonesty, and our over-reliance on wealth and power.  It’s hard to embrace Jesus or our neighbor while we cling to so much else.  Zacchaeus saw how he had […]