Sermon: When the Armor Doesn’t Fit

1 Samuel 17:38-51 Then David—remember, this is the kid who used to play music for the sheep— then David ran and stood over Goliath. He grasped his sword, drew it out of its sheath, and killed him. Then he cut off his head… When the Philistines saw that their champion...

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Sermon: The Life That’s Yours

Exodus 1:8-22 Today we’re beginning a brand new summer series that celebrates stories of courage. Last Sunday in the Children’s Time, Georgia mentioned that one of the most prolific biblical instructions is this: Fear Not. All through the Bible, the angels keep...

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Sermon: When We Knew The Fire Was God

Acts 2:1-21 Can you imagine being in the room on the day when the church got born? Imagine if we were living in Jerusalem, even though all of us were originally from Everywhere Else. We were just in the city for the time being, and we were just in this room, on this...

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Sermon: Mystery in the Meantime

Acts 17:16-28 No one has ever seen God. From the very beginning, human people have tried making idols and images so that we’d have something to see. We’ve tried coming up with names and metaphors. We say God is a father. God is Spirit. God is like a cosmic electrical...

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Sermon: The Holy Spirit Must Come Down

Acts 16:16-34 If I’m going to be completely honest, I need to tell you, the scripture that Mary read is my favorite Bible story. I have loved this story since I first heard it as a child in Vacation Bible School. One of the Sunday School classrooms had been decorated...

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Sermon: What Do You Need?

John 20:19-31 In the beginning was the Word. The Word was with God, and the Word was God… What happened was the Holy Spirit took a breath, and began to sing, and all of life came back to life. The Word of God is the light that shines in the darkness like the stars...

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Easter Sermon: Coming Back

John 20:1-18 In an early episode of the reality show, Pit Bulls and Parolees, what happened was that Tia Torres, the director of the dog rescue, took a phone call from a person who was concerned about a family of pit bulls living underneath an abandoned house in her...

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Maundy Thursday Sermon: Unscripted Peacemaking

John 19:23-30 It could be this is the first time you’re coming to church on Maundy Thursday. It could be you’ve been coming to church your whole life and you’ve been to zillions of Maundy Thursday services over the years. For all of us, what’s happening in the service...

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Sermon: Suffered Under

John 19:1-16 What happened was Pilate went back inside, and this time, he was terrified. He looked at Jesus who was wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, gazing straight ahead. Pilate asked him, Where are you from? And when Jesus didn’t say anything, that...

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