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“Going to the well”

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June 2: Revelation 22:12-21 “Going to the well” What does it mean to respond to the invitation God offers us?  What must we change?  What will change us?  Revelation offers us choice and opportunity.  The Bible ends with an invitation, a judgement, and a promise.  How will we respond, and how can we encourage others […]

“Who is your light?”

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May 26: Revelation 21:10; 22:1-5 “Who is your light?” When God is our light, there is hope.  When God is our light, there is healing.  When God is our light, there is life.  What does it mean to claim that God is our light?  What shadows enter our lives and communities when we follow false […]

EveryDay Grace 5-19-19

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May 19:  Every Day Grace – Revelation 21:1-6 Sometimes a song says things so well… Just as Revelation envisions God’s presence among people as a sign of the fulfillment of God’s promises, we frequently express a longing for and acknowledgement of God’s presence with us in the midst of our everyday lives.  We imagine a […]

“Always With Us” 4-7-19

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April 7, 2019                                                       John 12:1-8 “Always With Us” Celebrating the glory of God or practicing social justice?  Sometimes it seems like that’s the choice we’re offered – as if these are mutually exclusive.  In fact, they are mutually inclusive.  Judas misses the point, but Jesus interprets scripture to set the record straight.  Martha, Mary, and […]

“See, Everything Has Become New!” 3-31-19

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March 31, 2019                                 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 “See, Everything Has Become New!” Paul is convinced that in and through Christ we have died to an old way of being and have been raised to a new creation.  Everything has been changed!  Paul here is using the same language Revelation uses as it paints a picture of […]

“Being Transformed and Bearing Fruit” 3-24-19

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March 24, 2019                   Luke 13:1-9   “Being Transformed and Bearing Fruit”   (Jeff Moore, preaching)   Growing up, it seemed that “repent” meant saying you were sorry.  If only it were that simple.  Here with reminders from local (Galilean and Judean) news, and an agricultural example, Jesus gives us a clear sense about the transformation we […]

“Living Out Our Citizenship” 3-17-19

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March 17, 2019                                 Philippians 3:17-4:1 “Living Out Our Citizenship” Paul asks the Philippians, and us, to live a life modeled on an understanding of the cross.  This isn’t just life with the cross as symbol or talisman, but rather a life lived in self-emptying love.  This way of being changes our understandings about everything.  Paul […]

“The Spirit Led Me Here?” 3-10-19

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Luke 4:1-13   “The Spirit Led Me Here?”   (Jeff Moore, preaching)   People often call moments of victory, comfort, or assurance “Holy Spirit” moments – moments when we’ve felt the sure presence of God’s power and purpose.  But what if moments of temptation, uncertainty, and confusion are also “Holy Spirit” moments?  Jesus’ temptation in the […]

“Trees Planted By Water” 2-17-19

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February 17, 2019                            Psalm 1 “Trees Planted By Water” Psalm 1 offers its readers and hearers a choice between the way of the Lord and the way of the wicked.  It serves as both a warning and an encouragement, offering assurances that when we follow the way of the Lord we will be strengthened and […]